Dynacor Gold Mines has poured the first gold from its new Veta Dorada plant at Chala in Peru.
This first gold bar poured weighed almost 22kg, which was immediately shipped out and sold.
This 300tpd (102,000tpa) ore processing facility was officially opened on 3 October 2016.
The company CEO and president Jean Martineau had then said: "As a modern fully permitted ore processing plant, we believe that we can make a difference and contribute to the development of Peru, the economic and social wellbeing of small artisanal miners and the ongoing formalisation process for the small mining sector, which is very important in Peru."
Dynacor has been active in Peru since the last two decades.
The firm's assets include three exploration properties, including the advanced high-grade gold Tumipampa property, a 85,000tpa gold and silver ore processing mill at Huanca, and its new operational Veta Dorada plant.
The company claimed that its strength and competitive advantage comes with the experience and knowledge it has developed while working in Peru.
The Veta Dorada plant is a permitted facility that has been particularly designed for processing gold mineralised ore from multiple ore suppliers.
The carbon in-pulp (CIP) plant also includes a pressurised desorption unit, a fully equipped laboratory and a foundry.
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