PERTH (miningweekly.com) – Junior Red River Resources has produced its first gold concentrate from its Liontown project at the Thalanga mill, in Queensland.
Some 600 t of concentrate, containing some 1 300 oz of gold, was produced, with final reconciled assays pending.
“Processing the Liontown tailings to produce a saleable gold concentrate is an excellent result for Red River. The Liontown tailings would have been moved during development and mining activities at the Liontown project, and by doing it now, it allowed us to take advantage of the current high gold prices,” said Red River MD Mel Palancian.
The Liontown tailings were reclaimed and transported to Thalanga during April and May this year, and while processing the Liontown tailings, the mill temporarily ceased processing the polymetallic ore from Far West, even as underground operations continued.
Once the Liontown tailings processing was completed, the mill reverted back to producing copper, lead and zinc concentrate from the Far West ore.