Aus Tin Mining has awarded a contract to Jemrok to undertake mining activities and the construction of a tailings storage facility for the Granville tin mine expansion in Tasmania.
Work has already been launched on construction of the tailings facility, which is part of the level two expansion of the operation.
Construction of the facility is expected to take six weeks. Jemrok, a Tasmanian-based mining and civil contractor, is utilising locally-sourced materials for the project where possible.
The contractor is also providing mining services at the Granville East mine, as well as construction of a new waste rock emplacements and mining activities, including drill and blast, waste and ore mining, open pit dewatering, ore crushing and ore haulage for the expansion.
Aus Tin chief executive officer Peter Williams said the company planned to complete construction of the tailings facility and commence mining at the Granville East mine in the coming months.
“Jemrok will also be responsible for crushing and haulage activities,” Williams said. “Once appropriate stockpiles of crushed ore have been established at the Granville processing plant, expected later this half, concentrate production will recommence, and thereafter ramp-up during the second half of the year.”
Granville is around 20km north of Zeehan on the west coast of Tasmania.