2012-2013 Evolution Mining Pajingo, Mt Carlton & Mt Rawdon mining update
A NEW high-grade “gold shoot” has been started raising expectations the lucrative field still has much more gold to yield for Evolution Mining. Previously the field has yielded 2.4 million ounces of gold.
Pajingo, which is an underground and open pit mining operation, has been in operation for 25 years and has a long way catch up with the Charters Towers field which has to date yielded more than 6 million ounces.
Evolution said five diamond holes had intersected mineralisation over a 200m strike length about 400m below the surface.
Pajingo Gold Mining Facts
Ore is mined by both underground and open pit methods. Underground mining is based on longhole open stoping, with ore hauled to the surface via a decline. Evolution owns and operates the underground mining fleet. Open pit mining is carried out by a contractor and is by conventional drill and blast, load and haul method.
Mt Carlton Mining Facts – Gold, Silver & Copper
The Mount Carlton gold, copper and silver mine about 150km south of Townsville is also underway. The $130 million mine is forecast to produce the equivalent of 25,000 to 30,000 ounces of gold in 2012-13.
Mining operations utilise a mining contractor with a conventional excavator and haul truck operation, mining 5 metre benches in 2.5 metres flitches. The V2 pit will be mined over a period of nine years. The low-grade ore will be stockpiled and processed after depletion of the high-grade ore, to be processed post completion of open pit mining.
Mt Rawdon Mining Facts –† Gold & Silver
Evolution recently released an ASX:EVN statement to inform the market of resumption of processing at the Mt.Rawdon open-pit mine in Southern Queensland.
The Mt.Rawdon mining operation is a single open pit using conventional open pit mining methods of drill, blast, load and haul, using a local mining contractor. Total annual material movements are currently 7.2Mbcm†and the operation is scheduled to continue until the end of 2020.
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Conquest Mining’s Pajingo gold mine, 50km south of Charters Towers near Townsville, currently employees about 200 workers and produces up to 55,000 ounces of gold each year.
Underground mining for ore is expected to begin at a mine site in Twin Hills, to the west of Mackay, next year.
Recruitment officer Clayton Cook says the company will be sourcing employees who are already based in north Queensland.
“They’re everything from geologists through to shot firers, service crew, trade positions, fitters and electricians, production drillers, the usual mining roles across the board.”
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