As the Balabag gold and silver mine in the Philippines continues construction, owner TVI Pacific said it is growing closer to commercial production.
The project in in Zamboanga del Sur has been able to advance its work largely uninterrupted despite the ongoing pandemic, since first announcing its goal in November 2019.
Many of the changes at Balabag have been recorded at the plant facilities, including the completion of the plant crushing and flotation areas.
The plant’s detoxification area also now has seen the installation of spillage pumps and piping.
Other changes still under way at the site: electrical and rotation testing of the semi-autogenous and ball mill motors; relining of ball mills, preparation work for hydrotesting of the primary and secondary cyclones; the installation of the Merrill Crowe circuit, hydrotesting and piping works for the project’s carbon-in-leach area; and structural progress for the acid wash and elution column areas.
The power supply at the mill is now done. Work continues for stripping and removing waste materials and the placement, spreading and compaction of the tailings storage facility.
The project is owned 100% by TVI Resource Development Phils. (TVIRD), a Philippines corporation in which TVI holds a 30.66% interest.
Balabag is located at Sitio Balabag, Bayog municipality within the Island of Mindanao.