VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Dec. 5, 2016) – Corex Gold Corp. (“Corex” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:CGE) has begun construction activities at its 100%-owned Santana heap-leach gold project in Sonora, Mexico. Waste stripping has been completed, exposing the first 2 mining benches on the Nicho Norte ridge.
For the proposed production test, all necessary mining, crushing, hauling and leaching equipment has been sourced to the site, and the delivery of leaching chemicals has begun.
The initial bulk tonnage will be jaw-crushed and heap leached while a second leach pad will be constructed, adjacent to the first one, to allow for the conducting of a fine-crushed bulk leaching. The results from the two bulk leach pads will be utilized by the Company to verify metallurgical viability of heap leaching and to optimize the most efficient operating methods and equipment.