Wiluna Australia, WA

Location
19km SSE of Wiluna, WA

Nearest Town
19km SSE of Wiluna, WA

Client
Wiluna Mining Corporation Limited

Commodity
Gold

Contract Type
Fixed & Variable Schedule of Rates

Contract Duration
November 2020 to July 2024

Scope
Rehabilitation, declining, lateral and vertical development, stope production using longhole methods.

Byrnecut will commence onsite with initially rehabilitation duties, transitioning to development and production activities.

The Wiluna operations has a rich mining history over the last two centuries from its first discovery in 1897. Byrnecut is proud to be involved with the rebirth of this historic gold mining precinct.

The Wiluna operations, with which Byrnecut is involved, comprises the Happy Jack, Bulletin and Golden Age lodes. These mining areas are accessed from three separate open pits. Byrnecut will offer a complete underground mining service. The initial dewatering and rehabilitation programme of the old decline will be followed by a new decline excavation and replacement of the mine infrastructure. Production from multiple lodes and portals will commence shortly thereafter.

The mine employs an uphole stoping method, with ore extracted using autonomously guided remote controlled loaders. Given the selection of Caterpillar loaders on this operation, a RCT autonomous guidance system will be used on the project.

The project is anticipated to transition to an Alliance style contract midway through 2021.

The Wiluna mine is quite remote with access via sealed and unsealed roads. The contract is operated 365 days per year, 24 hours per day. Production will Increase over 2021 with an anticipated workforce of almost 200 people, working on a fly-in, fly-out roster from Perth.

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map of lower part western australia

Wiluna
Australia, WA

Development Drills Sandvik DD421 4
Production Drills Sandvik DL431-8C 2
Charge-Up Units Normet Charmec MC605 2
Boggers Caterpillar R2900G 3
Trucks Sandvik TH663i 3

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