NQ Minerals reported that processing circuit modifications at its Hellyer operations are continuing according to plan, and production rates have been increased further to 165 metric tons per hour (mt/h) as of the end of September. “We are continuing to see much improved production and revenue performances from NQ’s flagship Hellyer polymetallic operations in Tasmania, Australia,” said NQ Minerals Executive Chairman David Lenigas. “The efforts being exerted by our dedicated management and staff are producing very significant leaps forward with respect to the way Hellyer performs. Our Hellyer focus for this coming quarter is targeted toward furthering our plant output initiatives.”

The company is finalizing designs and operational procedures to further increase production to 180 mt/h, which would equate to roughly 1.5 million mt/y.