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By Shane Lasley
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Smooth startup for Brucejack gold mine

NW BC operation produces 152,484 oz gold during first six months; output expected to improve with better grade control North of 60 Mining News – February 1, 2018

 

Last updated 9/24/2020 at 6:13pm

Pretium Resources Inc.

Pretium pours the first gold at its Brucejack, a high-grade underground mine that produced 152,484 oz gold during the first six months of operation.

High-grade underground gold mines have a lot of moving parts and ramping a new one up to commercial production is a period often interrupted by downtime as the operator finds things not working quite as well as planned. This has not been the case at Pretium Resources Inc.'s bonanza grade Brucejack gold mine in northwestern British Columbia.

Achieving commercial production on July 1, the Bruceja...



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