Gruyere JV pushes through milling challenges

Gruyere JV pushes through milling challenges

The Gruyere site. Image: Gold Road Resources. Joint venture (JV) partners Gold Road Resources and Gold Fields are on track to meet their 2020 production guidance at the Gruyere mine in Western Australia despite downtime due to a ball mill failure.

The JV worked to re-configure the milling circuit as the plant transitioned to fresh rock processing, following a previous failure relating to a ball mill motor late in the quarter.

This occurred during a restart of the processing facility after a scheduled maintenance shutdown late in the quarter.

The failure meant Gruyere’s plant utilisation was below target, at 97 per cent, due to the additional downtime.Despite this, the JV processed 1.9 million tonnes of ore at a head grade of 1.03 grams per tonne of gold and a recovery of 91.5 per cent for 55,919 ounces of gold produced during the September quarter.Gold Road Resources anticipates a stronger quarter during December […]

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