White Rock prepares for a fresh start
PERTH (miningweekly.com) – ASX-listed White Rock Minerals remains on track to start initial gold production at its Morning Star gold mine in Victoria by the third quarter of this year. year.
The company said on Tuesday that pre-production activities at the mine had begun accessing potential high-grade gold reefs, while the 80,000 t/y processing plant was being prepared and commissioning. in pre-production service was about to begin.
“The team on site did a fantastic job managing the drilling program at the mine. We have already been able to identify up to five potential mining areas above Level 9, although approximately 500,000 ounces have already been produced in this area,” said White Rock MD and CEO. Matt Gil.
“These drill results give us a high level of confidence that the existing Morning Star gold mine has the potential to develop into a brand new gold mining operation.
“The success of the drilling to date and our own geological modeling and interpretation have given us the confidence to accelerate on-site activities. These activities have included recruiting more staff, ordering new equipment, starting to develop access to some of these mining areas and preparing the processing plant to produce our first gold in the coming months. . It’s an exciting time for everyone at White Rock.