CNMC gets nod for heap leach facility

CNMC Goldmine Holdings said it will begin a trial run on its heap leach facilities, with hopes to eventually achieve throughput capacity of 100,000 tonnes of gold-bearing ore per month.

The heap leach facility at CNMC's flagship Sokor mine in Malaysia was originally targeted for commencement in the fourth quarter of 2011, but approval from Kelantan authorities has eluded the company until now. !

Singapore-based CNMC began operating in 2006, exploring and mining gold and processing ore into gold dore. It is focused on development of its Sokor project which is in the Malaysian state of Kelantan. Sokor has a JORC-compliant resource of 8.59 million tonnes @ 1.7 grams/tonne for 503,000 ounces of gold.

The Sokor gold field consisting of an area of 2,370 acres is located in the District of Tanah Merah, Kelantan, Malaysia. Access to the area is by traveling 25km southwest from the town of Tanah Merah to Kampong Bukit Pauh via Kampong Gual Ipoh and a further 27km along a well-maintained logging track to Sungai Ketubong. The area is underlain by mildly metamorphosed volcanoes of Permian and Triassic age. 

Sokor gold field is CNMC Goldmine Limited’s flagship project and is considered to be the next most prospective but undeveloped hard rock gold mining area in Malaysia, apart from the Mamut Mine in Sabah and the Penjom Mine in Pahang. Once developed, Sokor gold field will be one of the largest gold mines in West Malaysia.

In his speech, the representative of CNMC saluted the openness of the State Government and on behalf the Government of China and also CNMC, they thank the state for giving them the opportunity to establish their expertise in Sokor. CNMC aims to be one of the largest, lowest cost and most environmental friendly, gold and mineral producer in Asia-Pacific region.the Sokor Gold Field Project is expected to be one of the largest gold mines in Malaysia. base of 7.46 million ounces of gold at its Indonesian mines, which it ...
such as silver, lead and zinc at its mining concession at Sokor.    /our_project.php