Mutiny Gold is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for employing old techniques in a new and innovative way.
The company has been working towards re-opening the old Cassilis gold project at Swifts Creek in eastern Victoria after drilling showed strong mineralisation and confirmed the discovery of a possible new zone to the north of the previous known extent of the Cassilis Reef.
During the December quarter, nine drill holes were completed for a total of 623 metres.
The main focus of the drilling was to begin resource definition drilling of the Cassilis Reef from the Shamrock adit.
Cassilis mine closed in 1916 due to technical difficulties and the impact of World War 1.
However, thanks to an older style drill rig, Mutiny Gold is working towards re-opening the mine at a lower cost base.
The kempi rig is air driven and as such, it is not necessary for the company to ventilate the site.
By not ventilating the area, Mutiny Gold not only achieved the desired result but the company was also able to manage its environmental footprint.
The team at Mutiny Gold concentrated on minimising environmental impact. They employed smaller track rigs and reduced the amount of clearing and drilling.
According to the company’s geologist, Adrian Dellar, the company would always chose the most environmentally sound place to drill, rather than the best place to drill as it helped the company keep their environmental footprint under control.