Mawson West Limited provide Dikulushi production update
Monday, Jan 14, 2013Mawson West Limited (TSX:MWE) ("Mawson West" or "the Company") is pleased to announce a production update from the Company's Dikulushi copper (Cu) and silver (Ag) operation located in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
During the fourth quarter 2012, production at Dikulushi exceeded internal forecasts for both copper and silver concentrate with 2,766 tonnes Cu and 218,789 oz Ag produced as the Company continues to ramp up production. Mawson West has now successfully completed the transition of the Dikulushi cut back to full scale ore production, representing a significant milestone for both Mawson West and the Dikulushi operation.
Production during the month of December was 1,584 tonnes Cu and 127,429 oz Ag in concentrate. Process plant feed grades exceeded 5.4% Cu and 139 g/t Ag with process plant recoveries averaging 92% and 90% for Cu and Ag respectively. Furthermore, process plant availability exceeded 95% during December 2012.