Doray Minerals has announced the first shipment of gold-copper concentrate from its Deflector Gold Project and the commencement of underground development following establishment of the portal.
“Following progression of the open pit and firing of the portal, underground access has recently commenced at Deflector. Ore from underground development and eventual stoping will be stockpiled whilst production comes from treating open pit ore over the next 8-9 months,” the company said in a statement to the ASX.
“The Company also advises that the initial consignment of gold-copper concentrate has been dispatched from site. The first shipment totalled approximately 500 dry tonnes of concentrate produced from oxide material mined from the open pit to date.”
Deflector is Australia‘s newest high-grade gold mine and is located in the southern Murchison region of WA. Doray recent commenced gold and copper production at Deflector, approximately 14 months after the completion of the takeover of Mutiny Gold in March 2015.