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Philsaga’s assets are located in Central Eastern Mindanao in the Republic of the Philippines and are accessed by the national highway via an approximate 3.0 hour drive north of Davao City. Project areas and the Co-O mill site and mine are located on the eastern side of the highway and are accessible through a network of all weather gravel roads.
The project comprises 596 km2 of tenements which cover approximately 70km of strike length.
Infrastructure and Facilities
The initial Carbon-in-Pulp (“CIP”) mill was BHP designed and built in 1988 and situated approximately 12 km north of the Philsaga’s Co-O Gold Mine. This mill has been refurbished and is currently on standby as a backup until December 2015.
The new Co-O Mill based on a SAG mill with capacity of approximately 2,500tpd was commissioned in the March quarter 2014 as a Carbon-In-Leach (“CIL”) circuit. This incorporates some upgraded leaching circuits of the old mill.
The Co-O underground mine is serviced by the 2 compartment L8 Shaft, 3 smaller external shafts and 2 adits.
Ore is hauled from the Co-O Mine to the Co-O Mill by 30 tonne dump trucks. A dedicated power line supplies predominantly hydro-generated power to the mine and mill.
The other associated facilities include administration offices and assay laboratory, a warehouse, mechanical and machine shops, messing and accommodation facilities and geological offices and core storage facilities.
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