K92 mine starts production
By The National
THE K92 mine in Eastern Highlands has started gold production from the Irumafimpa deposit.
This follows the successful treatment of the first batch of underground ore delivered from Irumafimpa, with concentrate produced.
The mine expects the delivery of concentrate shipment to start in November. Gold production at Irumafimpa will ramp up to steady state operations, reaching an annualised production rate of 52,000 Au per annum in coming months.
Chief executive officer Ian Stalker said the start of gold production was highly significant for the mine and Papua New Guinea.