The Greenwood Mill

The Greenwood Mill was built in 2007 by Merrit Mining. It only operated between April and December 2008 processing material from the Lexington and Golden Crown mines.

In that time the Greenwood Mill processing 5,486 ounces gold, 3,247 ounces silver and 860,259 pounds of copper.

The Mill closed in December 2008 in part due to the financial crisis and lack of financing.

The Mill has a 200-400 tpd capacity. It includes a 200 tpd gravity and flotation facility, expandable to 400 tpd, and a 600,000 tonne design  capacity tailings facility, equipment, supplies, vehicles and other associated assets. The previous investment made in developing these assets by Merrit Mining Corp. (now Huakan) was approximately $35 million.


The Greenwood Mill was purchased by Golden Dawn Minerals along with the Lexington and Golden Crown mines in November 2016 for a total cash consideration of $2,930,000, CAD$450,000 for a reclamation and other bonds, issuance of  2,600,000 common shares, and 2,000,000 warrants of the Company and also $1.3 million in exploration or other work commitments within a 12 month period.


Golden Dawn has now received permits to restart the mill and receive material from the Lexington Mine.

Primary Rock Crusher (Outside Mill)

Ball Mill (Inside Mill)

Ball mill & floatation units

Copper Extraction

Final Cleaners

Flotation of copper concentrate (Merrit)

Rougher first con flow from cell (Merrit)

First Copper Concentration Shipment From Mill (Merrit)

Gold Extraction

Knelson Gold Concentrator – Gold Extraction

Inside Knelson Gold Concentrator

After Knelson Gold Concentrator, Gold Table

Merrit Mining First Gold Pour April 2008

Merrit Mining First Gold Pour April 2008

Merrit Mining First Gold Bar April 2008

Merrit Mining First Gold Bar April 2008