15/11/2016 - 11:59

Primary hires GR Engineering for scoping study

15/11/2016 - 11:59

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Belmont-based GR Engineering Services has been contracted to undertake a scoping study at Primary Gold’s Mount Bundy project in the Northern Territory.

The Rustlers Roost open-pit at Primary Gold's Mount Bundy gold project in the Northern Territory.

Belmont-based GR Engineering Services has been contracted to undertake a scoping study at Primary Gold’s Mount Bundy project in the Northern Territory.

GR Engineering will carry out a study for the development of operations at the gold project, with Entech to provide resource and mining inputs.

A value for the work to be provided was not disclosed.

“The study will undertake an assessment of initial operating parameters and financial metrics for a large scale operation from the existing resource base of 26.9 million tonnes at 1.5g/t,” Primary said in a statement.

“The study will progress Primary’s centralised bulk mining strategy for the Mount Bundy gold project, which targets an operation utilising resources from Rustlers Roost as a base load feed, with additional supply from satellite deposits at Toms Gully and Quest.

“Primary has also planned an expansive drilling program for Mount Bundy.”

The company is planning to conduct a definitive feasibility study on the project next year.

In March, Business News reported that Primary had recruited three new board members, including GR Engineering co-founder Tony Patrizi.

Shares in Primary were 1.3 per cent lower to 7.1 cents each, while GR Engineering shares were 3.5 per cent lower to $1.64 each, at midday.

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