Solid gold from Fosterville

A SECOND gravity circuit has helped mid-tier gold producer Kirkland Lake Gold produce a record 90,618 ounces at the Fosterville mine in Victoria in the September quarter.

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Fosterville gives up more gold

That record production came from 113,101t of ore at an average grade of 25.6 grams per tonne of gold and mill recoveries of 97.5%.
It is a 47% increase on the 61,535oz produced this time last year, and 17% more than the previous quarter.
The second gravity circuit lets the company recover gold previously contained in the recirculating load of the grinding circuit.
Another factor was the start of mining at the first Swan Zone stope, which added more than 7500oz to the stocks.
The deeper and higher-grade stope includes quartz veins that hold good amounts of visible gold.
Fosterville has produced 231,923oz for the year, which is a 26% increase compared to the same time last year.
Kirkland president and CEO Tony Makuch said the quarter was a record one for b...