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Gold seal of approval for Matilda

Blackham Resources has taken a huge step towards gold production in Western Australia, following approvals of its Matilda Gold Project. The Matilda Gol...

Dale Benton
|May 16|magazine3 min read

Blackham Resources has taken a huge step towards gold production in Western Australia, following approvals of its Matilda Gold Project.

The Matilda Gold Project, contained within a 20km radius of the company’s Wiluna gold plant, is believed to have 4.7million ounces of gold potential, with the hope that by refurbishing the area the company could be looking at an annual production of 100,000 oz from September 2016.

The approvals were granted by the Department of Mining and Petroleum after analysing the company's tailings dam designs and permits for vegetation clearing.

In a full scale expansion of their assets, the company will also dewater the Wiluna underground mine while approvals are still in place as to the dewatering for the Matilda mine.

The Matilda Gold Project looks to explore and evaluate the resources at the Matilda Mine, the Williamson Mine and the Golden Age Mine, with the desire to expand the company’s mining inventory of gold.

Blackham’s Williamson mine, situated on the Wiluna Mine, scheduled for mining in year 3, is said to be “well advanced”.

Gold production from the Matilda Gold Project looks set to begin from September 2016.

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