First gold pour commences at Gold Road mine. Credit: Para Resources

On November 5, Para Resources Inc.’s Gold Road Project successfully smelted and poured a 380-ounce (oz) doré bar containing 220.8 oz of gold. The Gold Road mine, located in Arizona, USA, is expected to produce a doré bar two to three times per month, ramping up to 2,500-3,000 oz of Au per month during the first quarter of 2020.

“The production of a doré bar is a significant milestone for Gold Road, confirming the production cycle from mine to bar can be completed successfully,” President Ian Harris said. “The doré bar and in-circuit inventory balances with the last nine days run of the Gold Road Mill. We look forward to increasing bar size now that plant in-process inventory has been established, and mine continues to add additional mining faces and convert to stope mining, which will produce higher grades due to lower dilution.”

The first of two Alimak machines have been delivered to the site and will be installed this month. The second Alimak is scheduled to be installed in early first quarter 2020. The Alimaks will open two new production raises that will give the mine access to the higher-grade material and improve airflow to the lowest levels of the mine, according to the company.