Twin access declines, designated K’isa and Kuri, have reached the orebody at Lundin Gold’s Fruta del Norte mine development project in southeast Ecuador, and as of mid-January, a total of 4.5 kilometers (km) of underground mine development had been completed. Overall, advance rates in both declines exceeded plan by 11% due to better than expected ground conditions and lower than anticipated water inflows.

The K’isa decline was complete, and mine development crews were working on multiple production levels accessed by the decline, with expectations that the first stope will be reached in the second quarter of 2019. The Kuri decline was progressing toward lower production levels in the mine.
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