Officials at PanTerra Gold announced ongoing improvements at their Las Lagunas gold and silver project in the Dominican Republic. Management is seeing plant feed, metal grades, grinding circuit performance and flotation circuit recoveries which now are closer to meeting design targets. An Albion oxidation circuit is also expected to reach design levels with CIL recoveries expected improve.

PanTerra CEO Brian Johnson, who was part of the review team, expressed confidence in the project’s success. “Previous feed rates and quality, as well as plant operations, were erratic for eight months following construction completion; only since the beginning of March has the plant been able to be operated without significant interruption,” he said.