Newlox Gold Continues Monthly Productivity Increases
Vancouver, BC, 10 August 2021 – Newlox Gold Ventures Corp. (“Newlox” or the “Company”) (CSE: LUX | Frankfurt/Stuttgart: NGO | PINK: NWLXF) is pleased to announce that operations at its first ESG-focused environmental remediation and precious metals recovery processing plant in Costa Rica (Plant 1) have now achieved the throughput milestone of 50 tonnes per day.
Newlox Gold started the ramp-up of productivity at Plant 1 this year, following R&D, construction, and testing. At base-case full-scale, Plant 1 will process 80 tonnes per day of artisanal tailings feedstock with gold recovery expected to exceed 6,500 ounces per year.
The Company’s operations team has made considerable improvements to the processing plant’s material handling and flotation infrastructure this year, enabling consistent growth in monthover month productivity.
Recent installation of enhanced flotation equipment and improved gold dissolution systems have increased daily plant throughput to 50 tonnes per day. This additional equipment is delivering a precipitous increase in productivity and is sufficient to complete the remainder of the ramp-up process.
A Message from Ryan Jackson, President & CEO:
“The ramp-up of productivity at Newlox Gold’s first processing plant has been accomplished in spite of management interruptions due to the pandemic, delays in sourcing equipment and consumables due to turmoil in global supply chains and logistics, and delays in visa applications for key personnel.
Overall, the Company has benefited from strong internal engineering and fabrication capabilities, a strong treasury, and the unparalleled dedication of our team. Leveraging these strengths, we have been able to deliver improved productivity each month in 2021 and have now installed the infrastructure required to achieve our goal of reaching full-scale operations at Plant 1.
At 50 tonnes per day, we are past the halfway point for the ramp-up of Plant 1 and intend to reach full scale by the end of the year. With Plant 1 production cash costs currently at approximately US$535 per ounce, we are significantly past the break-even point and are looking forward to delivering month-over-month increased cash flow through the remainder of the year.”
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On Behalf of the Board, Newlox Gold Ventures Corp.
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