PRECIOUS METALS

Equinox to extend Aurizona life 11 years says PFS

Equinox Gold has announced a pre-feasibility study (PFS) for an expansion at its Aurizona gold mine in Maranhao, Brazil to extend its mine life to 11 years with average annual production of 137,000 ounces and peak production of 160,000oz/y in 2026 through 2029, with a life of mine all-in sustaining cost of US$1,058 per ounce.

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 The mills at Equinox Gold's Aurizona mine in Maranhão, Brazil

The mills at Equinox Gold's Aurizona mine in Maranhão, Brazil

The PFS contemplates underground mining and the exploitation of satellite open-pit deposits concurrently with the existing Piaba open-pit with a three-year capital development and construction timeline...

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