Matilda Mining Commences
- Blackham commences mining at the Matilda Mine
- Underground development commenced at Golden Age
- Wiluna Gold Plant wet commissioning on track for August 2016
Blackham's open pit contractor, MACA Ltd (ASX:MLD) has mobilised the initial mining fleet and commenced mining operations at the Matilda M10 open pit.
Pybar Mining Services Ltd has also commenced underground development at the high grade Golden Age orebody.
Blackham's Managing Director, Bryan Dixon, said "The commencement of mining represents another significant milestone in the Company's transition from gold explorer to producer at a time of record Australian gold prices."
The 5.1Moz Matilda Gold Project has an initial mine life of 8 years that is growing very rapidly.
The commencement of wet commissioning of the Wiluna processing plant is on track to begin in August 2016.
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About Wiluna Mining Corporation Ltd
Wiluna Mining Corporation (ASX:WMX) is a Perth based, ASX listed gold mining company that controls over 1,600 square kilometres of the Yilgarn Craton in the Northern Goldfields of WA. The Yilgarn Craton has a historic and current gold endowment of over 380 million ounces, making it one of most prolific gold regions in the world. The Company owns 100% of the Wiluna Gold Operation which has a defined resource of 6.4 Moz at a grade of 2.1 g/t Au. In May 2019, a new highly skilled management team took control of the Company with a clear plan to leverage the Wiluna Gold Operation's multi-million-ounce potential.
Wiluna Mining Corporation Ltd