Centerra Gold Receives 3-year Water Approvals at Mount Milligan
The company will also be permitted to access water from groundwater sources within a radius of six kilometers (km) of the Mount Milligan mine for the life of the mine. The company has begun the process of upgrading its water pumping infrastructure at Philip Lake 1 and Rainbow Creek and expects to be in a position to pump water from such sources prior to the spring melt, which is expected in April. The company also expects the additional water captured during the spring melt will be sufficient to allow Mount Milligan to return mill processing operations to full capacity and that, following a ramp up of milling operations, Mount Milligan’s mill throughput will average approximately 55,000 metric tons per day through the remainder of 2019.
“We are delighted that Mount Milligan has received these crucial approvals for water access over a three-year period, which will allow processing operations to return to full capacity and pave the way for Mount Milligan to realize its full potential,” Scott Perry, Centerra president and CEO said.