Gold producer Ramelius Resources Limited has commenced ore mining at its Tampia gold mine, located near Narembeen in Western Australia.
Ramelius said first ore was mined from the North Pit with the associated waste used to complete the required site earthworks.
According to the company’s statement, mining will shortly move to the higher grade Mace and South Pit areas in line with the planned mining schedule.
Managing Director, Mark Zeptner, said the project has commenced on schedule and is on track to despatch the first road train of high-grade ore to the Edna May processing facility in early July 2021.
“We are pleased to have commenced the mining of high grade ore from our Tampiagold mine on schedule with our published mine plan,” Mr Zeptner said.
“This is the culmination of the efforts of many employees, contractors, members of the local community and the Shires of Narembeen, Merredin & Westonia.
“Gold from Tampia will represent a significant proportion of our FY2022 production target and will be our first new mine in the Western Australian wheatbelt where we believe we will deliver significant returns for all stakeholders.”