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Trigon restarts production at the Kombat copper mine in Namibia

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(Kitco News) - Trigon Metals (TSXV:TM) announced today that the Kombat copper mine in Namibia officially resumed production after 14 years of closure.

Trigon has successfully restarted the Kombat mine with a successful blast in the Kombat open pit this morning at 11:30 a.m. Namibia time, the company said in a statement.

The Kombat project is comprised of three mining licences, which produced approximately 12.46 million tonnes of copper between 1962 and 2008, at a grade of 2.62%.

The other two mining licences are within close proximity to Kombat at Gross Otavi and Harasib, which the company believes to be highly prospective for lead and zinc.

President and CEO Jed Richardson commented, "Today marks a momentous milestone; for Trigon, the community of Kombat and country of Namibia, and of course our valued shareholders. Special thanks to our team for their diligence in moving the company forward to this great day."

Trigon is a publicly traded Canadian exploration and development 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.

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