Operations and Processes
The PV Mine mining fleet consists of twenty-six 200-metric ton haul trucks and ten 100-metric ton haul trucks loaded by four hydraulic shovels, two shovel excavators and other equipment, in order to mine and move approximately 200,000 mt of material per day.
The PV deposit is mined by conventional open-pit mining methods and is being mined in multiple phases. The ore is selectively mined and its allocation within these processes is defined depending on the grade, mineralization, leaching and flotation characteristics:
Run of mine low-grade ore directly for leach pads
Medium-grade ore to crushing and screening system then moved through the conveyor stacking system to leach pads.
Hydrogen crushed ore form re-handled material to be leached with aeration.
Ore to Concentrate
Hight-grade crushed ore for flotation process sold to Kupari.