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DIGGING DEEP

CNMC's Kelantan gold mine shines as production picks up

The Catalist-listed company has almost trebled production from 12,649 ounces in 2013 to over 30,000 ounces last year
Monday, May 30, 2016 - 05:50
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An aerial view of one part of the CNMC goldmine in Kelantan. The company owns 81 per cent of the Sokor project and holds the rights to mine and produce gold, silver and base metals from the 10 km sq strip of land.
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The gold bars are transported by helicopter from the mine to the airport, where they are repacked and sent to Switzerland for refining.
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Some of the ore rocks present on the CNMC gold mine.
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Each gold dore bar is weighed before being repacked and sent overseas.
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Every dore bar is numbered for identification.
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The bars are repacked into these bags to be sent abroad.

Singapore

"WELCOME to Jurassic Park," the pilot quips, as the helicopter approaches the gold mining concession in Kelantan.

It is a Friday, which is a rest day for the state of Kelantan in Malaysia. But important work still has to be done: the delivery of gold dore bars from

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