Excelsior opens third open pit


Excelsior Gold has begun mining at its Big Blow South (BBS) open pit at the Kalgoorlie North gold project.

This is the third pit to be brought online for the miner at the project, and will increase ore supply through Norton Gold’s Paddington Mill.

A second mining fleet is now in o0pearton at the site to ramp up production.

Mining at the pit commenced on 1 January, with the site slated to produce around 40,000 tonnes of ore with a grade of 2.70 g/t of gold over the next two months.

The BBS pits will deliver around 11,000 tonnes of ore, with a grade of 2.80 grams per tonne to the Paddington Mill in the week starting 25 January.