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Endako Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
StatusCare and Maintenance
Commodities
  • Molybdenum
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
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SnapshotThe Endako Mine has been on care and maintenance effective July 1, 2015. As of December 31, 2023, there are approximately 9 employees at Endako Mine for care and maintenance activities.

Expected to remain in care and maintenance while Centerra Gold Inc. focuses on the Thompson Creek restart.

Owners

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CompanyInterestOwnership
Sojitz Corp. 25 % Indirect
Centerra Gold Inc. 75 % Indirect
The Endako Mine is a joint venture between Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. which holds a 75% interest, and Sojitz Moly Resources, Inc., a subsidiary of Sojitz Corporation, which holds the remaining 25% interest.

Centerra Gold Inc. owns an indirect 75% joint venture interest in the Endako Mine through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc.

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Deposit type

  • Porphyry
  • Vein / narrow vein

Summary:

Endako is a porphyry molybdenum deposit mined in the Endako, East Denak and West Denak pits. In the longterm mine plan these will merge into a large ‘Super-Pit’.

The Endako deposit consists of an elongated stockwork of quartz-molybdenite veins within the Endako quartz monzonite phase of the Francois Lake Batholith. The orebody is a series of major en-echelon moly-sulfide veins that strike from north through east across the deposit and dip west to south.

The combined strike length of ore grade mineralization is about 3 miles (4.8 km) with a width of roughly 0.5 mile (0.75 km). Mining is in progress or has occurred in the Endako, and both Denak areas. The Northwest zone is yet to be produced. Ore grade moly nearly outcrops in the Northwest zone and is exposed in all of the other pit areas.

Molybdenite is the primary metallic mineral on the Endako Mine property. Minor pyrite, magnetite and chalcopyrite and traces of sphalerite, bornite, specularite and scheelite are also present. Single occurrences of beryl and bismuthinite have been reported. Molybdenite occurs in two types of veins. Large veins (up to 1.2 meters wide) contain laminae and fine disseminations of molybdenite.
The second vein type occurs as stockworks adjacent to the major veins in the form of fine fracture-fillings and veinlets of quartz-molybdenite. Pyrite is most abundant along the southern margin of the zone of molybdenum mineralization.

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

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Production

Production Costs

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Financials

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Heavy Mobile Equipment

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Personnel

Mine Management

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