Trigon’s Kombat delivers first copper

TSX listed Trigon Metals has delivered its first truck load of copper concentrate to the port of Walvis Bay from the Kombat mine close to Tsumeb in Namibia. Image credit: Leon Louw for WhyAfrica

Trigon’s Kombat delivers first copper  

TSX listed Trigon Metals has delivered its first truck load of copper concentrate to the port of Walvis Bay from the Kombat mine close to Tsumeb in Namibia.

According to Jed Richarson, President and CEO of Trigon, the first truck load was delivered from the mine to IXM warehouses in Walvis Bay late last week. The truckload contained 31 dry metric tonnes of concentrate, grading 20.41% copper and 265 g/t silver. The truckload is the first of 400 tonnes of concentrate now produced and stockpiled at the Kombat Mine. The balance of the concentrate will be moved to the IXM warehouse and booked as sold.

IXM is a global merchandiser of base and other non-ferrous metals. It is among the top copper, zinc, lead concentrate, and cobalt merchants internationally and is a leading trader of refined base metals. The company has a strong track record in Namibia and is fully owned by the international mining company, CMOC group.

Trigon announced on 6 May 2021 that it will start up the Kombat mine and after ten months the company has started generating first revenues.

Overall, we have met our numerous goals in a fast-moving process. Commissioning continues and, following the initial strong performance of the mill announced in January, we have been pushing the mill towards stronger recoveries and continuous operation. The mill is now hitting its stride, we are operating at a steady state 70% capacity, producing over 35 tonnes of concentrate per day. We are working our way to a declaration of commercial production,” says Richarson.

Trigon is a publicly traded Canadian copper mining company, with its core business focused on copper and silver holdings in mine-friendly African jurisdictions. Currently the company has operations in Namibia and Morocco. The 80% owned Kombat Mine in Namibia is the flagship operation where production is forecast to grow to over 30 million pounds of copper produced annually using open pit and underground mining methods. The company controls five mining licences in the Otavi Mountainlands, an area of Namibia widely recognized for its high-grade copper deposits where the Company is focused on growing production at Kombat through development and further exploration. In Morocco, the Company is the holder of the Silver Hill project, a highly prospective copper and silver exploration project.

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