31/05/2016 - 13:11

Doray pours first gold at Deflector

31/05/2016 - 13:11

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Local miner Doray Minerals has achieved first gold pour at its Deflector mine in the Murchison region, with its first shipment to be made next month.

Doray managing director Allan Kelly.

Local miner Doray Minerals has achieved first gold pour at its Deflector mine in the Murchison region, with its first shipment to be made next month.

The first gold pour comes just 14 months after Doray acquired the project through its takeover of Mutiny Gold.

The company will now move to ramp up commercial production over the next two months, with first shipment of concentrate expected late next month.

Doray managing director Allan Kelly said the company was looking forward to the various benefits anticipated to come from being a multi-mine gold producer for the first time.

“In the 14 months or so since we completed the takeover of Mutiny, we have funded, permitted and built a new 480,000 tonne per annum processing plant, a new 150-person accommodation village and all other associated mine infrastructure, and commenced open pit mining at Deflector,” Mr Kelly said.

“I’m now very pleased to be able to announce the commencement of gold production at Deflector, the second high-grade gold mine w have funded, permitted, built and commissioned in just under four years.”

Doray also produces gold at its Andy Well mine near Meekatharra.

Mr Kelly commended Perth-based GR Engineering Services for building the Deflector processing plant.

In a statement, Doray said a contractor was mobilising to Deflector to commence underground development.

Doray shares were 0.5 per cent higher to 85.5 cents each at 1pm.

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