An Ontario based mining operation has officially completed its first gold pour, only four weeks after receiving major permitting.
Harte Gold Corp announced in a statement this week that achieved first gold pour at its wholly owned Sugar Zone Mine in Ontario.
The news comes just four weeks after the company had received full permitting for the project.
The wholly owned Sugar Zone mine in White River Ontario has an Indicated Mineral Resource of 2,607,000 tonnes grading 8.52 g/t for 714,200 ounces contained gold and an Inferred Mineral Resource of 3,590,000 tonnes, grading 6.59 g/t for 760,800 ounces contained gold.
Stephen G. Roman, President and CEO, commented “With this achievement we have advanced from permitting the Project to gold production in under four weeks, a significant accomplishment. Plant startup continues to run smoothly with no material issues reported.”
The Company is currently completing a 100,000-metre drill program on near mine and exploration targets, which will be incorporated in an updated NI 43-101 compliant Mineral Resource Estimate and mine plan targeted for Q1 2019. Exploration on the Sugar Zone property includes 83,850 hectares encompassing a significant greenstone belt.
Mining operations are currently expected to run for 12 years and will support further resource expansion drilling in the immediate vicinity of the mine and the ramp up of property-wide exploration programs.