Mincor Advancing Kambalda District Gold Strategy

Mincor Resources reported progress on a gold-development strategy initiated in early 2016 on properties it holds south of Kambalda, Western Australia. Mincor is better known as a nickel miner but suspended production at its two Kambalda district nickel mines and placed them on care and maintenance in January due to low nickel prices.

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Sandfire Commissions Massive Solar Power Facility in WA

Sandfire Resources announced that the new solar power facility at its DeGrussa copper-gold mine in Western Australia has achieved full generation capacity after successfully attaining key milestones during commissioning. The facility is currently generating approximately 7 megawatts (MW) of power, which is in line with seasonal expectations. Solar generating output will ramp up during the summer months to achieve the full 10-MW functional capacity.

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Study Maps Future Path for Frieda River Project

PanAust Ltd. has reported the results of a new feasibility study of the Frieda River copper-gold project in Papua New Guinea that contemplates initial development of a large open-pit operation based on approximately one-quarter of the project’s resources. Plant feed to a conventional processing plant would average about 40 million mt/y to produce averages of 175,000 mt/y of copper and 250,000 oz/y of gold in concentrate over a mine life of 17 years.

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OZ Study Raises Carrapateena Mine Output to 4 Million t/y

OZ Minerals has increased the scope of an ongoing prefeasibility study of its Carrapateena underground copper-gold project in South Australia to include mine production of 4 million metric tons per year (mt/y), up from a previously considered 2.8 million mt/y. The study is also evaluating construction of a concentrate treatment plant at the port of Whyalla on the Spencer Gulf, about 200 km south of the Carrapateena project site.

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