19/02/2018 - 11:02

GBF secures underground contract

19/02/2018 - 11:02

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GBF Underground Mining Company has been awarded a three-year contract at Millennium Minerals’ Nullagine gold project in Western Australia.

GBF has been awarded an underground mining contract with Millennium Minerals.

GBF Underground Mining Company has been awarded a three-year contract at Millenium Minerals’ Nullagine gold project in Western Australia.

Under the agreement, GBF will establish an underground portal for the new Bartons Underground mine development, along with decline and level development, ore driving and stope production.

The contract follows the recent announcement of a 22 per cent increase in the Bartons Underground mineral resource.

GBF is aiming to mobilise on site later this month with underground mining expected to begin in March.

Millennium chief executive Peter Cash said the company was pleased to announce its first-ever underground mining contract at Nullagine.  

“We are rapidly progressing towards the development of our first underground mine at Nullagine, and we’re looking forward to working closely with GBF as they mobilise to site in the coming weeks and prepare to commence portal development at Bartons later this quarter,” he said.

“Exploiting the potential of the deeper primary mineralisation identified beneath the many oxide deposits across the Nullagine goldfield is a key component of our strategy to increase production and mine life – and this marks an important first step in that process.”

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