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Mining underway at Pearse North

Kingston Resources has kicked off mining at its Pearse North open pit, with the expectation that it will see a lift in gold and silver feed grades.

Pearse North is located within the Mineral Hill gold-copper mine in New South Wales. Mining at the site marks the safe reintroduction of drill and blast operations to Mineral Hill.

“We are delighted to announce the commencement of open pit mining at Pearse North, which signifies a major step forward for the Mineral Hill project,” Kingston Resources managing director and chief executive officer Andrew Corbett said.

“The safe reintroduction of drilling and blasting operations and commencement of mining activities are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team.”

Kingston is expecting to treat open pit oxide ore in July as the plant refurbishment program remains on track.

The company is also focusing on employing and purchasing local, welcoming 15 new employees from the Lachlan Shire. An additional 13 people are expected to commence work during June and July.

“The Pearse North and Pearse South open pits will be the initial stages of our return to hard rock mining at Mineral Hill, and we look forward to continuing to develop this project and delivering value to our shareholders,” Corbett said.

Commencement of open pit mining comes just three weeks after the successful completion of the tailings re-treatment program.

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