Ashburton favouring heap leaching

ASHBURTON Minerals believes heap leaching of oxide resources at its Wirralie gold project in Queensland’s Drummond Basin might lead to more profitable operations compared with ore treatment using the existing 1.5 million tonnes per annum carbon-in-leach plant on site.

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At a gold price of $580 per ounce, heap leaching could produce a surplus cash flow of $10.6 million via processing of 3.5 million tonnes grading 0.

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