CENTRAL RAND GOLD LIMITED - Procurement of Concentrator CircuitRelease Date: 27/02/2017 12:32:00 Code(s): CRD PDF(s):
Procurement of Concentrator Circuit
Central Rand Gold Limited
(Incorporated as a company with limited liability under the laws of Guernsey, Company Number 45108)
(Incorporated as an external company with limited liability under the laws of South Africa,
Registration number 2007/019223/10)
LSE share code: CRND JSE share code: CRD
(“Central Rand Gold” or the “Company”)
Procurement of Concentrator Circuit
Further to the Company’s announcement dated 10 January 2017, the Company is pleased to announce
that it has placed the order, on binding contractual terms, for the procurement of the Concentrator Circuit.
The Concentrator Circuit consists of four Centrifugal Concentrators, two scrubbers, one high-speed
agitator, one de-watering screen, hoppers, conveyor belts, sand/water pumps, one master control panel,
HDPE pipelines, solenoid/butterfly valves, cables, steel structure and other ancillary equipment
necessary to process material prior to Thickener Underflow processing in the metallurgical plant.
As announced on 6 October 2016, the Company has executed an agreement to acquire Mine Waste
Dumps that contain 2.3 million tonnes of gold bearing materials, with an average in-situ grade of 0.7g/t.
As a result of the successful conclusion of the concentrator test work conducted in 2016, the Company
had resolved to procure a Concentrator Circuit to upgrade the gold grade of the Mine Waste Dumps
materials before further metallurgical processing. The metallurgical test work also indicated that the
gold recovery was higher for the concentrated materials. This step places the Company closer to
achieving that objective.
The Concentrator Circuit’s nameplate processing capacity is 60,000 tonnes per month for sand and
slimes materials. The plant includes a water recycling system to minimise the usage of clean water. It
is anticipated that the Concentrator Circuit will arrive and be assembled in the second quarter of 2017,
and commissioning to take place during the third quarter of 2017.
The Executive team of the Company has been working with the supplier on optimising the design of the
Concentrator Circuit over the past six months, and has taken into consideration the recent issues with
power and water consumption, processing capacity of each item of equipment, ease of installation and
commission, and environmental protection. The Company has also ordered additional spare parts for
all Concentrator Circuit equipment in order to minimise production downtime. The Board would like to
thank Lola Trollip, William Zhuang, John Ramabaleha and the Central Rand Gold Metallurgical and
Engineering team for their contribution on the design of the Concentrator Circuit.
Statement from the Chairman
“This is a crucial step towards enabling the Company to better process the available tailings, to
maximise the efficiency of the production process and to maximise also the value of the throughput.
The team has worked very hard to come up with the agreed specifications and to procure the right
equipment for the Concentrator Circuit and this is now underway. I hope to continue to update
shareholders with progress about this aspect of the operations following commissioning.”
For further information, please contact:
Central Rand Gold +27 (0) 87 310 4400
Lola Trollip / William Zhuang
ZAI Corporate Finance Limited – Nominated Adviser +44 (0) 20 7060 2220
John Treacy / Jamie Spotswood
Brandon Hill Capital Limited – Broker +44 (0) 20 3463 5000
Jonathan Evans / Wei Jiao
Merchantec Capital – JSE Sponsor +27 (0) 11 325 6363
Monique Martinez / Marcel Goncalves
27 February 2017
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