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Amur completes largest ever resupply at Kun-Manie, ready for new field season

A mammoth resupply has left Amur Minerals well set-up for this season's exploration effort
Amur completes largest ever resupply at Kun-Manie, ready for new field season
Trucking in supplies

Amur Minerals Corporation (LON:AMC) has completed the full restock and mobilisation of all newly-purchased machinery, spares and supplies for completion of its 2017 field season on its Kun-Manie nickel copper sulphide project located in Russia's Far East.

The largest resupply effort ever undertaken on the project commenced on 18 February and was completed on 7 April.

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Early initiation of the 350-kilometre-long ice road construction allowed nine convoys successfully to position the company for a full implementation of the 2017 field programme.

Among the significant items delivered and deployed are a Caterpillar D6RII dozer, a Caterpillar 320D2L excavator, a water well drill rig, a truck mounted crane, a personnel carrier, a fuel truck, a drop-side truck and portable man cabins.

Fuel delivery ...

In addition, over 400 tonnes of summer and winter fuel have been delivered. This is a significant increase over last year and enhances the company's ability to expand its operations at the Kun-Manie deposit and its adjacent water exploration licence where it is anticipated that the mill will be constructed.

A comprehensive restock of drill supplies, spare parts, and food stuffs was also completed. The site is now in the final stages of preparation for full summer field crew component of nearly 90 individuals.  Field operations are anticipated to begin by end of May.

The plan is to drill between 15,000 and 20,000 metres, including infill, step out and resource expansion drilling.

What’s more, the newly acquired water well drill rig will be used to define subsurface water for use in the processing of 6 mln tonnes of ore per annum and to define a potable water supply capable of supporting a 1,000 man camp required for operation of the proposed mine configuration. 

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An upgrade in February boosted the total nickel resource at Kun-Manie to 101.3mln ore tonnes at a grade of 1.03%, which equates to 1.04mln tonnes with a value of US$10.5bn at current prices.

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