The maiden gold pour from Jefferys Find Gold Mine near Norseman is due this month according to Auric Mining Limited.
77,500 tonnes of gold ore currently sits on the ROM pad at the mine with more than 12,500 tonnes of ore already delivered to the Greenfields Mill in Coolgardie.
Auric Mining in collaboration with BML Ventures Pty Ltd of Kalgoorlie, will mine and haul in total between 100,000 tonnes and 180,000 tonnes of ore to complete the first stage of the project. The project is currently on track with mining underway across the last six weeks.
According to Auric Managing Director Mark English, despite recent wet weather affecting haulage, mining has remained on track “With 12,500 tonnes of ore already transported to Coolgardie we are just a short time away from our maiden gold pour. Once the first approximately 30,000 tonnes is processed it will be clear how this project is going to unfold. I can say both parties are well satisfied with the effort to date,” he said.
Mr English also added “Auric will use surplus cash generated from Jeffreys Find to continue development of the Munda Gold Deposit at Widgiemooltha and continue with broader exploration,”
Total mine life is compact and will cease end of FY24 at Jefferys Find.