Endeavour Mining’s Ity carbon-in-leach (CIL) project in Côte d’Ivoire poured its first gold on March 18, ahead of schedule and under budget. The initial pour yielded approximately 1,800 ounces (oz) of gold.
CIL processing at Ity is coming on stream as the property’s heap-leach operations are winding down. Mining and stacking activities for heap leaching ceased in mid-December. Residual gold from the heaps of up to 5,000 oz was scheduled to be recovered during the first quarter of 2019.