The company has been ramping up the daily hydraulic mining rate during the month and is quite close to the 8 million tonne per annum nameplate rate for phase one of the project.
Record mining rates are being reached regularly on-site and minor upgrades to the hydraulic mining cannons, pumps and pipework have wound up.
Operators have also been maintaining consistent high slurry densities of 40%-50% solids.
The hydraulic mining operations will be fully ramped-up to 15Mtpa in a phase two expansion.
Until then New Century's focus will be on ensuring consistent uptime and maintaining a feed rate of more than 8Mtpa to the processing plant.
At the processing plant over September New Century also enjoyed record shift concentrate production and recovery rates.
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