Red 5 has begun commissioning the crushing circuit at its King of the Hills (KOTH) gold project in Western Australia, as the company targets first gold next quarter. Key milestones achieved in January at KOTH included the crushing circuit switchroom powering up, the beginning of piping and electricals for the SAG mill, and the installation of all powerline poles.
Red 5 managing director Mark Williams said the project remained on schedule and on budget.
“January has been another busy month at King of the Hills, with our construction and development teams continuing to fire on all cylinders,” he said.
“It’s great to see the final elements of this new, long-life gold mine rapidly taking shape, as is evident from our latest flyover video of the site.”
The project has a 16-year lifespan as Red 5 gets to work on mining the 2.4-million-ounce resource. Mining contractor Macmahon began first open-pit mining in early February, as the project surpassed 80 per cent constructed. Other recent accomplishments include the first of the borefield pipelines being tested and operational, an embankment lift on the tailings storage facility, commissioning of the power station generators, and 95 per cent of the gas pipeline has been installed.
CREDIT: Mining News