Alexco commissions Keno Hill Mill
Yukon miner Alexco Resource (NYSE American/TSX: AXU) announced today it commissioned its Keno Hill District Mill.
Ore is from Bellekeno underground mine where drilling, blasting and extraction of ore from long hole stopes continues. The company said the plans are to ramp up and underground development programs at the Bermingham and Flame and Moth operations, which are scheduled to sequentially replace Bellekeno ore feed over the course of the first half of 2021.
Total personnel employed at Keno Hill now includes just over 150 employees and contractors with over 93% residing in either Yukon or British Columbia.
Contract raise crews are scheduled to mobilize in early December to begin installation of the Bermingham surface raise. The majority of surface infrastructure and mill projects are nearing completion, including the recent commissioning of the Bermingham water treatment plant.