Raising in Challenging Conditions at Cerro Blanco:
Entre Mares Guatemala S. A. (Goldcorp)
Commodity: Gold (Au)
The Cerro Blanco project is in the south of Guatemala near the town of Asuncion Mita, close to the El Salvador border.
The Cerro Blanco Raise Contract Project presented challenges such as completing two 2.4 meter diameter raises with a mechanized raise climber - with in situ rock temperatures of 54 degrees Celsius.
The first raise was 104 meters, and has been completed along with collar construction and fan installation. The second 140 meter raise was completed in late 2011, and included collar construction and fan installation.
We are currently more than 500 meters into a third 3,750 meter raise development contract.