Eastern Goldfields has poured first gold at the recently commissioned Davyhurst operation near Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.
It is the first production at Davyhurst since 2008 when the site, around 120km northwest of Kalgoorlie, was placed on care and maintenance by its previous operator.
Chairman Michael Fotios said the company was delighted to pour first gold at the Davyhurst processing facility.
“This is a very significant step in our journey and underlines the hard work done by all involved in this project,” Fotios said.
“Mining operations continue to progress well, building a substantial supply of low-to-medium grade ore ready to support the ramp-up in production.”
With first gold poured, Eastern Goldfields will add cyanide, as well as the loading of carbon, to the carbon-in-pulp (CIP) circuit.
The leach circuit will also have cyanide added to it, the company explained, and heating of the CIP elution circuit has been launched.
The first gold pour from the CIP circuit is expected tomorrow, according to Eastern Goldfields.