TORONTO, Dec. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Guyana Goldfields Inc. (TSX: GUY) ("GGI") is pleased to announce the arrival of the semi-autogenous grind ("SAG") mill shells to its Aurora Gold Project ("Aurora") presently under construction in Guyana, South America.
The 26ft diameter x 18ft long SAG mill was manufactured by CITIC Heavy Industries Co., Ltd and has an installed power of 5.5 megawatts designed to process an initial throughput of 5,000 tonnes of ore per day. The mill arrived at GGI's Buckhall wharf and was transported along the access road to Aurora earlier this month by being split into two sections. Each shell section weighed approximately 49 tonnes and the total combined weight was approximately 100 tonnes. The mill shells were the heaviest component that needed to be transported to Aurora from Buckhall wharf as part of the entire construction process.
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Aurora currently has over 700 people working at site with this rapidly expanding to 900 personnel by the end of the year
Scott Caldwell, President & CEO, states, "We are pleased that the arrival of this critical plant completes yet another key milestone towards the development of Aurora and achieving first production in mid-2015. The safe, efficient transportation of the SAG mill to the Aurora site is a real credit to the entire logistics team composed of our own logistics personnel, local service providers and the EPC contractor, as well as the cooperation of other road users. The arrival of the SAG mill shells was the heaviest component to be transported to site which clearly demonstrates that our logistics chain is fully operational."
About Guyana Goldfields Inc.
Guyana Goldfields Inc. is a Canadian based company, focused on the exploration and development of gold deposits in Guyana, South America. GGI is focused on the construction and development of the Aurora Gold Project scheduled for commercial production in mid-2015. The Aurora Gold Project has a total gold resource of 6.54 million ounces in the measured and indicated categories (62.83 million tonnes at 3.24 g/t Au) as well as an additional 1.82 million ounces in the inferred category (16.93 million tonnes at 3.34 g/t Au). For further details, please refer to the press release dated December 9, 2013 and the report entitled "NI 43-101 Technical Report, Updated Feasibility Study – Aurora Gold Project" dated January 29, 2013 available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. GGI also holds a significant portfolio of attractive exploration properties and holds cash and cash equivalents of US$68M as of July 31, 2014.
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SOURCE: Guyana Goldfields Inc.
For further information: Guyana Goldfields Inc.: Scott A. Caldwell, President and Chief Executive Officer; Jacqueline Wagenaar, Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, Tel: (416) 628-5936 Ext. 2295, Fax: (416) 628-5935, E-mail: [email protected], Website: www.guygold.com