Gold Road Resources (ASX: GOR) reports a disruption to processing plant operations at the Gruyere Gold Mine. The Gruyere JV is a 50:50 joint venture with Gruyere Mining Company Pty Ltd, a member of the Gold Fields Ltd Group, who manages and operates the Gruyere gold mine.
Owing to a failure of a trunnion bearing, the ball mill was shut down on 28 September 2021 and the processing plant is currently operating at a reduced throughput rate and processing recovery utilising the SAG mill only. Repairs to the trunnion bearing and an investigation into root cause are underway. It is currently anticpiated that the ball mill will remain out of service for three to seven days.
September 2021 quarterly production is estimated at approximately 59,000 ounces (100% basis).
An update including the production outlook for the December 2021 quarter will be provided once normal production resumes.