Americas Gold and Silver Corp. reported that its large radial stacker has returned to operation on the Relief Canyon leach pad. This will allow ore placement to return to the targeted rate of approximately 14,500 metric tons per day (mt/d) from the current rate of approximately 7,250 mt/d. The stacker suffered a structural failure in late May, which required extensive repair work to be completed off-site. The repaired unit was tested prior to delivery for a period of several weeks by the fabricator, which included software upgrades aimed at improving operator efficiency. While this led to a slight delay in receiving the unit, the company expects this will benefit the operation in the longer term.
The company anticipates commercial production will be reached at the end of Q4 2020 with full production by the end of April 2021, setting the company up for a strong 2021.
The Relief Canyon mine in Nevada, USA, is the company’s newest asset. It has poured first gold. Americas Gold and Silver Corp. also owns and operates mines in Mexico and manages the 60% owned Galena Complex in Idaho, USA.