Sierra Gold Corporation Announces Shipping of Gold Processing Plants and River Dredge to Sierra Leoneadmin
Monday, August 11th 2008
Sierra Gold Corporation announced that the two 10 ton, state-of- the-art, gold processing plants are scheduled to be shipped from Texas in less than 2 weeks and are due to arrive in Sierra Leone on October 1st. The new portable plants will be available to process gold for the fall mining season. These plants are ideally suited for placer/alluvial, hard rock and sand/gravel operations. They are very cost effective and boast a 95-98% recovery rate. The company will now have the capability to process up to 20 tons per hour, which will considerably speed up gold production. Additionally, this technology offers an environmentally friendly process with no chemicals and reduced water use.
Sierra Gold also announced today that the recently purchased Air-Lift river dredge will be transported to its Sewa river property next week. Logistical and set-up operations will be soon underway. The company will start test operations on site toward the end of this month. The dredge will now allow the company to extract gold from the gravels at the bottom of the river and to continue to produce gold throughout the rainy season.
Doug Evans, CEO of Sierra Gold, commented: “We are excited about the addition of the new equipment with its ability to take the company a giant step forward from our present local methods of processing gold. As a result, we anticipate a significant increase in additional gold reserves and increased value to the shareholders.”
Sierra Gold is engaged in the exploration and development of gold and diamond properties in West Africa. The Birimian greenstone belt of West Africa has had a long history of gold mining and prospecting. The region has been one of the fastest gold producing areas worldwide. Sierra Leone’s neighbours, Ghana and Mali, are the second and third largest gold producers in all of Africa.