The Company’s flagship Dalgaranga mine is a modern fly in fly out operation, with a fully self contained accommodation camp housing up to 240 people, with its own fully licenced airstrip located next to the camp.
The mine is located 475km northeast of Perth and approximately 65km north-west of Mt Magnet in Western Australia.
Flights to and from the mine are operated by Maroomba airlines 5 times a week and are generally 1 hour 10 minutes in duration each way.
The Dalgaranga mine is underpinned by ore supplied from the Gilbey’s open pit and various satellite ore sources that have included the Sly Fox, Golden Wings, Gilbey’s South open pits. Another undeveloped deposit named Plymouth has a high probability of being developed in the near future.
Mining is undertaken by contractor NRW Holdings Limited moving up to 1.1 million bank cubic metres (BCM) of rock per month. Ore supply to the 2.5 million tonne per annum design capacity carbon in leach processing plant ranges between 210 – 240 thousand tonnes per month depending on ore type. The plant has regularly exceeded the design capacity by 5-10% on a monthly basis.
The CIL processing plant operates with a single stage jaw crusher, supplying crushed ore to the 6.0 Megawatt SAG mill. SAG mill discharge pulp is fed to the 6 x 1,200m3 leach and adsorption tanks. Recirculating load passes over a gravity scalping screen, through a single 50” Knelson concentrator to an Acacia intensive leach reactor. Both carbon in leach and gravity gold dore bars are produced at site and transported to the gold refinery.
Excellent opportunities exist to extend mine life through exploration success on the >500km2 surrounding tenements. Drilling of highly prospective structures such as the Greencock trend (>25km long), the Tanqueray structure (>5km long) and other prospects including Lindville and Vickers.
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