Blackham Resources has announced a mine plan extension for its Golden Age underground gold mine, which has been extended six months to the end of December. Golden Age is a high-grade, free-milling quartz vein gold mine located not far from Blackham’s Wiluna operation, 750km northeast of Perth, Western Australia.
Blackham became an owner-operator at the mine in October last year, and subsequent mine studies have now added an additional 24.6 kilotonnes (kt) at 4.5 grams per tonne (g/t) of gold for 4,700 ounces (oz) to its initial resource of 0.9 megatonnes (Mt) at 4.5 g/t gold for 129koz.
Historical results at the mine have returned results as high as 160koz at 9g/t of gold, and since being taken over by Blackham, has returned an average grade of 8.1 g/t of gold.
Bryan Dixon, managing director of Blackham, said that the company would aim to maintain a six- to 12-month rolling mine plan going forward.