Blackham Resources has today handed down a series of contracts for mining, Tailings Dam construction, and the power station of its 5.1Moz Matilda Gold Project. Following a rigorous tendering process, the preferred contractors are:
Open Pit Mining
"Blackham selected MACA Limited as the open pit mining contractor. MACA have already begun mobilising equipment to the Matilda Gold Project with a view to commence open pit mining in July."
According to Australian Mining, the contract is valued at $115 million and create 100 jobs over a 32 month period.
"Blackham have selected, for the underground mining contract, Pybar Mining Services who have started mobilising to site and will shortly commence preparations for the mining of the Golden Age orebody. Underground mining of the high grade Golden Age orebody is expected to commence in July."
Tailings Dam Construction
"Blackham awarded the Tailings Dam construction contract to Cape Crushing & Earthworks who are well advanced on the construction."
"The power station contract has been awarded to Contract Power Group who have already installed temporary diesel power. Site preparation work has commenced for the installation of new gas generators."
Gold production from the Matilda Gold Project is on track for the Sept 2016 quarter. You can learn more about the Matilda Gold Project through Blackham Resources website.