The Nullagine Gold Project is located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, approximately 185km north of Newman.
Gold production from the Nullagine Project is sourced from six mining centres established over a +40km strike length.
Following the implementation of a new mining strategy and aggressive exploration campaigns throughout 2017 and 2018, gold production has increased from an historical average of approximately 80,000 ounces per annum to a current production run-rate of 90-100,000 ounces per annum.
Production from Nullagine has traditionally been sourced from open pits, however mining commenced at the Company’s first-ever underground mine at Bartons in late 2018 and a second underground mine is scheduled to be developed at Golden Gate in Q3 2019.
Exploration is focused on delivering higher-grade ore sources that will increase head grade and reduce operating costs
Ore is processed at the 2Mtpa Golden Eagle CIL ore treatment plant, with the ore delivered from multiple ore sources to a 150,000 tonne capacity stockpile where a front end loader re-handles the ore into a ROM (run-of-mine) crusher feed bin.
Separate smaller stockpiles account for varying material hardness and grade, allowing for blending and process optimisation.
A two-stage expansion of the Golden Eagle plant is currently underway to accommodate the treatment of sulphide ore.
For more information on the Company’s growth initiatives, see our Exploration & Growth section.