Classic Minerals has announced the successful commissioning of its Kat Gap processing plant in WA – and is now set to process the bulk sample ore consisting of 6,504 tonnes of ore with an average head grade of 6.06 grams per tonne.

This is an important step forward for the company as it prepares to liberate its own gold from the Kat Gap mine using the state-of-the-art plant design.

“We are thrilled to announce the successful commissioning of the Kat Gap Processing Plant,” Classic Minerals (ASX:CLZ) CEO Dean Goodwin said.

“This milestone signifies a major advancement for the company and represents a new era as we begin processing our own gold from the Kat Gap mine.”

In taking a modern approach to processing, the company has installed a combined modular design Gekko and conventional processing plant.

The smaller and highly efficient design not only supports the company’s operational goals but also aligns with its commitment to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) targets.

Classic Minerals will have the first bar of gold dore smelted during July 2023.

A key asset for future gold production

The company has dedicated significant resources to construct and equip the processing facility, which will serve as a key asset for its future operations.

The stockpile from the bulk sample ore will be first handled using the fixed crushing and screening plant.

It then progresses to a milling circuit containing a ball mill, hydro-cyclones, and gravity separating and concentrating equipment.

Gold will be recovered using spinning concentrators and multi-gravity separators.

Concentrate cleaning will be undertaken using a single Butchart table separator with a capacity of 100kg/h.

And finally, concentrate dewatering will then be undertaken with smelting onsite to produce bars of gold doré.




This article was developed in collaboration with Classic Minerals, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.


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