GME Resources has begun operations at its Devon Gold mine in WA.
“The company is pleased to advise that it has received approval from the DMP in relation to the mining proposal and mine closure plan for the expansion of open pit operation at the company’s 100 per cent Devon gold mine in the north eastern goldfields of WA,” GME said in a company statement.
Contractors have already been mobilised to the site, with mining already in progress.
GME plans to extract around 63,000 tonnes of ore with an average grade of six grams per tonne over the next five months.
Its stage two development consists of a cut back of the trial open put completed in May last year, which will allow the mine to be expanded to a depth of around 40 metres.
Ore produced will be hauled 115 kilometres via the Red October haul road to the relatively nearby Saracen gold mine’s Carosue Dam plant for processing.
The first ore parcels are slated for delivery to the plant by mid-Mar4ch.