West Australian gold explorer Focus Minerals has approved a plan to resume mining operations at its fully-owned Coolgardie gold project. The plan targets recommencing operations at Coolgardie during 2022 but acknowledges that this timeframe may change.
Focus developed the plan using its 2020 pre-feasibility study and is hoping to immediately begin preliminary activities to advance the proposed resumption of mining operations at Coolgardie. Coolgardie covers 138 square kilometres of highly prospective tenements on the outskirts of its namesake township in the Goldfields region of Western Australia.
According to the pre-feasibility study, Focus is in the process of selecting contractors to evaluate the critical engineering works required for the resumption of mining operations at Coolgardie. This will include a detailed evaluation of the recommissioning cost estimate for the Three Mile Hill processing plant.
Focus is in the process of applying for the required government approvals and permits related to mining activities at Coolgardie and plans to commence submitting applications for these this month.