Firefinch Commissions Morila Comminution Circuit

THE DRILL SERGEANT: Firefinch (ASX: FFX) has continued to maintain the pace of development at the company’s Morila gold project in Mali.

Firefinch announced that commissioning of the comminution circuit at the Morila gold mine has commenced using feed from Morila Pit 5 and stockpiles.

The comminution circuit commissioning is the second stage of the company’s ramp-up strategy, under which open pit mining of Morila’s satellite pits is forecast to increase production from approximately 50,000 ounces of gold in 2021, to approximately 120,000 ounces in 2022.

“It was only last week that I expressed our excitement about commencing mining operations at Morila Pit 5,” Firefinch managing director Dr Mike Anderson said in the company’s ASX announcement.

“Now the team are commissioning the comminution circuit, and Morila Pit 5 ore will be fed today.

“What an outcome, and what tremendous momentum we have.

“Pleasingly the work has again been undertaken safely, by Malian contractors with local workforces, on time and on budget.”

Since acquiring the Morila Gold Mine in November 2020, Firefinch has implemented a program of work to refurbish key steel structures in the comminution circuit, prepare the crushers, screens and all components of the plant for operation.

Approximately U$2.5 million dollars has been spent on the refurbishments, with all work having been undertaken by Malian owned and operated contractors, and their local workforces.