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El Chanate Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
StatusClosing / Closed
Commodities
  • Gold
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
ShapshotEl Chanate ceased mining activities in October 2018. The operation concluded residual leaching in 2019, rinsing of the leach pad in 2020, and has transitioned to reclamation activities.

Owners

SourceSource
CompanyInterestOwnership
Alamos Gold Inc. 100 % Indirect

Deposit type

  • Vein / narrow vein

Summary:

Alteration and mineralization associated with the Chanate fault zone are exposed across a northwest strike length of over 3.5 km. The rock units in this zone are altered to varying degrees by sericite, pyrite, ankerite, and quartz veining.

In surface outcrops the mineralized zone is distinguished by its bleached appearance relative to unmineralized rock. Sub-parallel sheeted zones of quartz veinlets form thick, mineralized lenses, within a larger area of sub-economic but anomalous gold concentrations.

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Mining Methods

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

Processing

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Production

El Chanate transitioned to the reclamation phase of the mine life in the fourth quarter of 2019. Incremental production is a result of rinsing the leach pad.
CommodityUnits202020192018201720162015
Gold oz 0000000043,70060,40068,00079,312
All production numbers are expressed as metal in doré.

Operational metrics

Metrics2018201720162015
Stripping / waste ratio 1.89 4.06 3.96 2.2
Ore tonnes mined 3,050,636 t4,475,004 t6,306,469 t7,459,301 t
Total tonnes mined 8,815,076 t22,646,606 t31,288,807 t31,672,788 t
Tonnes processed 3,066,456 t4,536,847 t6,320,627 t7,452,601 t

Production Costs

CommodityUnits201920182017
Total cash costs (sold) Gold USD 1,390 / oz   1,289 / oz   1,188 / oz  
All-in sustaining costs (sold) Gold USD 1,411 / oz   1,317 / oz   1,218 / oz  
Net of By-Product.

Financials

Units201920182017
Capital expenditures M USD 0.6   1.4  
Revenue M USD  ....  Subscribe 57.1   76.8  
Operating Income M  ....  Subscribe -67.7  CAD -0.2  USD

Heavy Mobile Equipment

Fleet data has not been reported.

Personnel

Mine Management

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Total WorkforceYear
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