Press Trust of India AntiguaJuly 26, 2019UPDATED: July 26, 2019 11:46 IST File photo of Wriddhiman Saha (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia A reached 299 for 8 at Stumps on Day 2India A had bowled the home side out for 228 on Day 1Saha made 61 not out from 146 deliviries for India AComeback man Wriddhiman Saha and Shivam Dube shared 124 crucial runs for the sixth wicket after a top order struggle as India A took a 71-run lead in their first innings on Day 2 of the first unofficial Test against West India A here.After resuming on 70 for 1, India A added 229 runs at the expense of seven wickets as the visitors were placed at 299 for 8 at stumps on Day 2 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. India A had bowled out the home side for 228 on the first day.Saha, who was named in the Test squad for the West Indies tour next month after spending in the sidelines for more than a year due to an injury, was batting on 61 not out off 146 deliveries. He has hit six fours do far.The Bengal wicketkeeper batsman and Dube revived the India A innings after they were reduced to 168 for 5. After Dube was out, India A lost two lower-order batsmen in quick succession for the addition of just seven runs.Krishnappa Gowtham (6) and Shahbaz Nadeem (0) were out at the score of 299. The stumps were drawn when Nadeem was out in the 99th over of the India A innings.Earlier, opener Priyank Panchal (49) and Shubman Gill (40) added 46 runs for the second wicket before they were separated. Captain Hanuma Vihari contributed 31 runs off 80 deliveries while Srikar Bharat was out for a first-ball duck as India lost wickets at regular intervals.For West Indies A, pacer Miguel Cummins was the most successful bowler on the day with three wickets while off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall took two. Chemar Holder and Jomel Warrican got one wicket each.advertisementBrief ScoresWest Indies A: 228 all out in 66.5 overs.India A: 299 for 8 in 99 overs (Wriddhiman Saha 61 not out, Shivam Dube 71, Priyank Panchal 49; Miguel Cummins 3/36).Also Read | Sri Lanka eye winning farewell for Lasith Malinga in 1st ODI vs BangladeshAlso Read | Meet the 100-year-old fan who came to Lord’s to cheer IrelandAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Wriddhiman SahaFollow India cricket teamFollow Shubman Gill Wriddhiman Saha shines as India A take lead vs West Indies A in 1st unofficial TestWriddhiman Saha, who has been picked in India’s squad for the Test series against West Indies, shone for India A, hitting an unbeaten 61 on Day 2 of the first unofficial Test. advertisement
Almaden Minerals is moving forward with plans to introduce X-ray Transmission (XRT) ore sorting to its Ixtaca silver-gold project in Mexico, with the latest economic study showing the technology can boost production and returns.The Vancouver-based company previously said conventional XRT ore sorting technology could, among other things, push the average annual metal production above the 147,900 oz/y of gold-equivalent production number set in the prefeasibility study.The latest study, carried out by Moose Mountain Technical Services, has done that, with the conventional open-pit mine slated to produce 173,000 oz of gold-equivalent output at an all-in sustaining cost of $850/oz over an 11-year life.Initial capital was pegged at $174 million with a post-tax net present value (5% discount) of $310 million based on gold and silver prices of $1,275/oz and $17/oz, respectively.Almaden said pre-concentration will use XRT ore sorting to produce a total of 48 Mt of mill feed averaging 0.77 g/t Au and 47.9 g/t Ag. This compares with 73.1 Mt of run-of-mine feed averaging 0.59 g/t Au and 36.3 g/t Ag. Test work had previously indicated ore sorting could separate barren or low-grade limestone host rock encountered within the vein swarm from vein and veined material, Almaden said.This will see product from the secondary crusher screened in to coarse (+20 mm), mid-size (12 to 20 mm), and fine (-12 mm) fractions, Almaden said, adding coarse and mid-size ore would be sorted by an XRT ore sort machine to eject waste rock. Fine ore will bypass the ore sorter and go directly to the mill.In addition to this measure, the company plans to use an ore control system during mining. This is “planned to provide field control for the loading equipment to selectively mine ore grade material separately from the waste”, Almaden said.And, its water and waste management plans include the use of dry-stack tailings at the project, which would include co-disposal of waste with filtered tailings, use much less water than traditional slurry facilities, reduce the mine footprint, allow for better dust control and enable earlier rehabilitation of the tailings and waste disposal areas, Almaden said.