Torrecillas Gold Mine

Torrecillas is a high-grade gold project owned by the Australian mining company Minera Gold, in the Chala district of Arequipa, Southern Peru. Minera Gold, formerly known as Mundo Minerals, acquired the underground mining project in 2007. In 2011 an extension of the mine was required to ramp up production from trial mining to commercial production.

Following the mine extension, ore trucking from Torrecillas to the San Santiago plant commenced in July 2014 and the first gold was poured in August. Gold production was 454oz during the quarter ending September 2014.

Overall result from our involvement

Our services improved the project management of the feasibility study team who was tasked with developing the mine extension feasibility study inhouse. The increased efficienty and accountability of the team led to better communication with management and faster progress of the feasibility study.

Services provided

  • Management of the study team including guidance and training for report writing and QA/QC
  • Review of on-site environmental controls
  • Review of Environmental Impact Assessment and approval requirements
  • Identification of solutions for financing and approval objectives
  • Management of environmental consultants and lawyers
  • Review and management of hydrogeological studies
  • Coordination with the geological drilling program

Client

Mundo Minerals

SERVICES PROVIDED

Planning

LOCATION

Arequipa Province, Peru

Work delivered through

Gea Environmental

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