Gascoyne Resources is two months away from producing first gold at the Dalgaranga gold project in Western Australia.
The company today reported that process plant construction is 90 per cent complete and it is on schedule for wet ore commissioning and first gold in May.
Installation of the SAG mill, crusher and mechanical equipment are “well advanced”, according to Gascoyne, while electrical installation is under way and water services have been commissioned and handed over to the operations team.
“GR Engineering has progressed significantly with the design, engineering and construction of the 2.5 million tonne per annum Dalgaranga processing plant,” The company said in an ASX announcement.
“Design and engineering is complete and construction over 90 per cent complete with completion expected in around two months, approximately one month ahead of schedule.”
Dalgaranga’s mining contractor, NRW Holdings, has launched mining at the Sly Fox, Golden Wings and Gilbey deposits, with a fleet of four excavators and 18 trucks mobilised to site.
Construction of the mining workshops and associated facilities is continuing and expected to be operational by the end of this month.