Trigon Metals has announced today that Friday, 17 December 2021, marked the first flotation of copper concentrate at the newly refurbished Kombat mill in Namibia.
Furthermore, the company said that all long lead items for the Kombat processing plant, as bought from Yantau Xinhai Industry & Trade, have arrived in Namibia and have been transported to the mine for installation.
In an announcement, the company noted that the refurbishment of the processing plant is now largely complete, and commissioning has commenced with the first successful float of copper concentrate.
CEO and President Jed Richardson commented, “We are extremely pleased to be installing the final major equipment items in the plant and to be nearing the completion of the restart of the Kombat mine. The year 2021 has been exciting for Trigon and the team at Kombat has managed the project well in terms of meeting timelines and budgets. We are looking forward to starting the new year as a producing mine, and to continuing our growth in 2022.”
The Kombat copper project is the flagship project of Trigon Metals, with the company’s mining and prospecting licence areas covering an area of more than 7,500 ha in the Otavi Mountainlands in Namibia.
The Kombat project is comprised of three mining licences, which produced approximately 12.46 million tonnes of copper between 1962 and 2008, at a grade of 2.62%. The other two mining licences are within close proximity to Kombat at Gross Otavi and Harasib, which are believed to be highly prospective for lead and zinc.
In addition, the company also holds an interest in two exclusive prospecting licences, which represent a potential strike extension of Kombat.