Anova Metals has poured first gold from its Second Fortune underground gold project in Western Australia, the first output at the site since 1988.
Second Fortune forms part of Anova’s Linden gold project, a historic site around 200km north-east of Kalgoorlie in the Goldfields region.
The company reached the milestone on May 1, producing 245oz from sorted low-grade stockpiles and ore processed from the mine’s level one development over the week leading up to the gold pour.
Anova is now processing sorted development ore and stope ore from level one before another planned gold pour on May 8.
Bill Fry, Anova executive director, commented: “Anova is delighted to have reached this significant milestone for the Second Fortune gold project and join the ranks of WA gold producers.
“We look forward to the continued production from Second Fortune over the coming months.”
Second Fortune was originally discovered in 1979 and was later developed into an underground operation in 1987. The mine was closed a year later due to low gold prices, with just 5100oz of gold produced.