TORONTO (miningweekly.com) – Canada’s Osisko Mining had completed installation of a second cone crusher at its Canadian Malartic gold mine on Friday.
The installation and protocol testing of the second XL 2000 cone crusher were completed in the last half of July, enabling the throughput rates at the mill to average slightly above 46 800 t/d over the last five days of July.
“We have made good progress at Canadian Malartic in the past three months. The completion of the secondary crusher is an important moment in the move towards the end of the Canadian Malartic ramp-up phase,” Osisko president and CEO Sean Roosen said.
The company operates its flagship Canadian Malartic gold mine in Malartic, Quebec and is pursuing exploration on a number of properties, including the Hammond Reef gold project, in Northern Ontario.
In May, a fire in the cyclone section of the mill impacted operations for about three weeks until the repairs could be completed.
The Canadian Malartic mine started commercial production during last year.