Ramelius has taken a step forward at its Vivien gold mine, starting stope production this week.
The announcement is a welcome one for the miner, which bought the project from Agnew Gold in 2014.
The miner is on track to deliver gold production guidance of 28,000 to 32,000 ounces for the quarter.
Commenting on the developments, Ramelius managing director Mark Zeptner said, “The Vivien mine is being progressed very efficiently by the Ramelius management team along with our underground contractor Pybar, where initial capital development has been completed ahead of schedule and below forecast cost.”
“This excellent performance during the ramp up at Vivien and apparent out-performance on grade, combined with increasing ore grades from the Percy open pit at Mt Magnet, has the company very well placed for a strong finish to the financial year.”
Vivien is located 15 kilometres west of Leinster, in Western Australia, and only three kilometres north of the sealed Leinster – Mt Magnet highway.
Ore development began in February 2016, while ore haulage and milling at the Mt Magnet processing plant followed soon after.