|Hey TSL, nice DD and explanation! Thanks for the pics too! I appreciate what you added - good information - THANKS!|
So you visited the mine and met the people?
What is your take on the upgrade of the Mill and their ability to keep production levels up? I wasn't able to tell where the bottleneck is in the process [EVERY plant has a bottleneck of sorts], weather milling or mining, nor which one was key to higher rates of production. Do you think they have plans to increase from the current 37K opy to a much higher opy - say 60-100? Or is this about what they expect from the operation over the long-term?
Also, I noted that it seemed like Alexco came into the Bellekeno Mine to do a clear up - they were and environmental company, if memory serves, but stayed to restart mining. Your comments about the CEO meeting the challenges is a good observation. Wondered if there were material skill set differences between environmental and mining that could be in play? You get any feel for that?
Oh and one thing that should be pointed out is that the mine area has some very nice grades [16.9gpt AuEQ] - exceeds my 7.5 gpt level to generate interest.