Western Australian focused gold exploration and development company, Rox Resources (ASX: RXL) has appointed MACA Interquip to conduct the next round of metallurgical testwork on the Youanmi Deeps and Near Surface Resources, and to produce scoping level study design and costing for various processing plant options under consideration with a view to recommend a process to be incorporated into the mine feasibility study at the Youanmi gold project near Mt Magnet, WA.
Workflows are being managed by an experienced and high-performance team at MACA Interquip including Damien Krebs who is highly regarded for his skills and experience in the field of metallurgical process development.
Managing Director Alex Passmore commented: “2021 was a successful year with respect to completing scoping level metallurgical testwork on the Youanmi Underground (Deeps) Resource (ASX release 6 October 2021, and ASX release 23 December 2021) proving that the Youanmi sulphide mineralisation can achieve very high extraction rates through various methods.
“Mine planning has also progressed to a stage where we now understand that free milling pit feed will likely make up 60 to 70 percent of the total feed tonnes allowing larger processing plant options to be considered and reducing the percentage of sulphide material in the total feed.
“Our plan includes a dual-purpose plant for oxide and sulphide feed material, which is now included in the scope for processing plant design and costing.”