CNMC Goldmine Holdings Ltd. confirmed that its newly constructed carbon-in-leach (CIL) plant is in the process of conducting trial operation, marking a major milestone in its efforts to ramp up gold output after poor ore grades dented the company’s gold production for the last year.

The CIL facility, which kick-started initial trial production on November 6, will enable CNMC to extract and process at least 500 metric tons per day (mt/d) of higher-grade ore at its flagship Sokor gold field in Kelantan. Construction of the plant began in May and was completed within the budget of RM25 million ($3.8 million).

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