Australian exploration company Aus Tin Mining Limited has signed a contract with local civil and mining contractor Jemrok to undertake mining activities and the construction of a new Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) for the Granville Level 2 Expansion in Tasmania.
Construction site of the new Tailings Storage Facility at Granville Tin Project. Photo: Aus Tin Mining
Work has started on the construction of the new TSF, located immediately downstream of the existing TSF, with design capacity for approved Level 2 operations.
Jemrok will utilize locally sourced materials to the extent possible and construction is forecast to take six weeks.
Cost savings were identified for the construction of the new TSF and the civil component (A$287,000) is almost half the original budget estimate.
Jemrok will also provide contract mining services at the Granville East Mine (GEM) and undertake construction of the new Waste Rock Emplacements (WRE) and mining activities, including drill & blast, waste & ore mining, open pit dewatering, ore crushing and ore haulage for the Granville Expansion.
Chief Executive Officer, Peter Williams said “Aus Tin Mining is pleased to be working with Jemrok on the Granville Expansion, and over the coming months we plan to complete construction of the new TSF and commence mining at the Granville East Mine.
”Jemrok will also be responsible for crushing and haulage activities. Once appropriate stockpiles of crushed ore have been established at the Granville Processing Plant, expected later this half, concentrate production will recommence, and thereafter ramp‐up during the second half of the year.”
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