The FS assumes the processing of an average 21,000 tonnes per day ("tpd") from a combination of open pit, underground and stockpiled material. The mine schedule contains two years of pre-production and envisions a mine operating life of 16 years, including six years of reclamation from the stockpiles and excluding the pre-production period. Development of the underground operation would start in Year 1 of mine operations and begin producing at full rates by Year 6.Conventional open pit mining has been chosen as the primary method to extract the Rainy River deposit because of its proximity to surface. The open pit mine production rate is planned to be approximately 21,000 tpd of mill feed material initially, and is gradually reduced to 20,000 tpd once the 1,000 tpd underground operation reaches full production in Year 6. The open pit mining plan is based on a declining cut-off grade strategy, whereby low grade material will be stockpiled near the primary crusher for future processing as needed, at the end of the open-pit and underground mine lives. The objective of this strategy is to obtain a higher average milled grade in the early years in order to maximize the Project's cash flow and economics.
Rainy River Resources Completes Feasibility Study: Establishes Intermediate Production Profile With 4.0 Million Ounces Of Gold In Proven And Probable Reserves
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