Tanami Gold NL plant upgrade will boost gold production at the Tanami project

Tanami Gold NL plant upgrade will boost gold production at the Tanami project

Tanami Gold NL (ASX: TAM) is set to boost gold production at the Tanami project after a A$3.4 million upgrade to the Coyote treatment plant, which is perfect timing as the company hits further high grade gold intersections.

The best part about the Coyote upgrade to a throughput capacity of 350,000 tonnes annually, a 40% jump, is that the project was completed on time and within budget.

The upgrade effectively allows a greater amount of lower grade ore to be treated.

Graeme Sloan, managing director, said "Tanami is targeting a substantial uplift in gold production from our Western and Central Tanami operations over the next 12 to 18 months, and the increase in throughput capacity at the Coyote plant is a major step in enabling us to achieve this objective.”

Importantly for Coyote, Tanami continues to hit more high grade gold intersections, boosting the ore which can be processed.

At the Hurricane-Repulse deposit, they latest highlights are:

- 3.3 metres at 8.6 grams per tonne (g/t) gold from 251.7 metres;
- 2.4 metres at 8.1g/t gold from 361.7 metres;
- 25.2 metres at 3.1g/t gold from 368.2 metres, including three higher grade zones of 5.1 metres at 5.7g/t gold, 4.3 metres at 4.4g/t gold and 2.6 metres at 5.4g/t gold; and
- 1.1 metres at 17.8g/t gold from 372.6 metres.

The Hurricane-Repulse deposit has extended mineralisation to over 200 metres beneath the floor of the Hurricane open pit.

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