Milling operations have resumed at the Detour Lake Mine north of Cochrane, following a temporary shutdown in late December due to mechanical issues with the pre-leach thickener system.
In a news release, Detour Gold said repairs to the system, including replacement of the bottom section of the torque cage, were successfully completed and re-commissioning of this system has commenced. The processing plant is expected to resume operations Jan. 2 and is targeted to operate at a rate of 50,000 tonnes per day within a week of this restart.
During this downtime, the company also completed a number of mill-related repairs and improvements, including the installation of the second shuttle chute to the secondary crushers.
The Detour Lake Mine has proven and probable reserves of 15.6 million ounces of gold, and the company is ramping up production to a long-life, large-scale open pit operation.