Western Australia mine begins operation
RNC Minerals said today that mining is underway at its Baloo Stage I open pit gold mine. The mine is expected to produce 30,000 tonnes of material per month to supply the processing plant at Higginsville Gold Operations.
The company said the Baloo material that has had grades ranging between 1.8 to 2.8 g/t Au, "...an excellent grade for a shallow open pit mine."
Paul Andre Huet, Chairman and CEO, commented in a news release.
"The commencement of processing of Baloo material through the HGO mill is a another big step forward in the transformation of RNC into an integrated multi-mine gold operation and supports our belief in the quality of the resource potential of the nearly 400 square kilometre HGO land package that we acquired and the growth trajectory of the combined Western Australia operations. We are looking forward to providing production and cost guidance for the balance of 2019 in the near future".