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GALENA MINING LTD. (“Galena” or the “Company”) (ASX: G1A) is pleased to announce that the construction progress at its Abra Base Metals Mine (“Abra” or the “Project”) has reached 63% complete on 30 April 2022. Construction achievements during the month include completion of the first 1,000m of decline development and the commencement of the mining the first underground diamond drill chamber. Both GR Engineering Services Ltd. (“GR Engineering”) and Contract Power Australia Pty. Ltd. have made excellent progress at the processing plant and the power station sites.
Managing Director, Tony James commented, “During April we were fortunate to have only 10 COVID-19 isolation cases on site, which has had limited impact on construction works. It’s a credit to the site team on how they have navigated the pandemic-related challenges to date. By the end of April, the decline has reached the 1,380mRL level which is now 67m vertically above the orebody. It's also pleasing to see the development of the first underground diamond drilling drives.
At the processing plant a total of 1,527m3 (61%) of concrete has been poured on track to reach overall design volume of 2,500m3 on schedule. The construction of the fine ore bin is nearing completion and structural steel arriving on site is being installed".
Figure 1 – Lifting of the primary jaw crusher and fine ore bin top into position.