As part of the wet commissioning process Image will firstly water test the wet concentration and feed preparation plants and balance the pumping, transfer, storage and control systems.
Balancing of these systems will also be carried out at the site's tailings transfer and water recovery facilities.
First ore will then be introduced and wet commissioning will carry-on with slurry.
This process is expected to take about six weeks.
Image has scheduled first production for 2018's fourth quarter, and expects first revenue to flow in the New Year.
Image managing director Patrick Mutz said achieving the major milestone in Boonanarring's development schedule both on-schedule and on-budget was testament to a solid plan, a dedicated team and a little luc...