On November 23, 2012, the MV Qamutik arrived at Goodyears Cove to begin loading the first shipment of copper concentrate. 8,873 wet metric tonnes of copper concentrate was shipped to Huelva, Spain.
Research Analysts and brokers / financial professionals from London, England; St. Johns NFLD; Toronto, Canada; Montreal, Quebec flew to Deer Lake, NFLD to visit the Ming Mine site, Nugget Pond Mill and Goodyears Cove port.
Here we have the first gold pour from the Ming Mine along with the completed copper concentrator facility.
With construction wrapping up on all sites and broken ore now being delivered to the Nugget Pond mill, first production from the Ming Copper Gold Mine is imminent.
Pictures 1 and 2 show visible gold veinlets recently discovered in the 1700 lv development face. The remaining pictures are from a sample taken from this same area before the mine initially closed in 1982.
Pictures 1 through 6 show the new development in preparation for first production in 2011. Pictures 7 to 9 are the remaining remnants from the previous mining era.
Pictures 1 through 4 show the mining activity for the crown pillar open pit. Picture 5 is the ore stock pile as of May 1, 2011.
Construction on the copper concentrator expansion at Nugget Pond.
Site photos of the Nugget Pond facility prior to the new addition of the copper concentrator.