Hillgrove readies first stope ahead of copper production at Kanmantoo next year
Special Report: Hillgrove Resources is gearing up for first copper production at its Kanmantoo underground copper-gold mine in South Australia next year, preparing for its first stope to access the ore.
Just last week Hillgrove Resources (ASX:HGO) welcomed the arrival of the first copper concentrate containers at Port Adelaide ahead of production restarting at Kanmantoo and now has achieved another milestone on the path to production, clearing the way for stoping to begin imminently.
A secondary means of egress has now been established following installation of a Safescape ladder system, and the pit has been dewatered to below the first stope level, with the development drives above and below the first stope in place.
These were the final critical path activities required to enable stoping, which will begin in the coming weeks.
“The establishment of the secondary means of egress is another important milestone for the company,” HGO CEO and MD Lachlan Wallace said.
“Over the course of the next few weeks, we will commence bulk mining from the stopes and commission the dry circuit of the processing plant in preparation for first copper production early next year.”
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