Production blasts off at Tomingley extension

Alkane Resources announced the firing of the first stope blast at the Roswell deposit at its Tomingley gold operations in central New South Wales – marking the transition from ore development to production.

The first stope is planned for 23,000 tonnes of ore at an average grade of 5.2 g/t gold.

Roswell is a higher-grade orebody developed by Alkane to both extend Tomingley’s mine life and increase production. 

“Not only does Roswell have higher-grade stopes but it is open at depth and along strike. We continue to conduct both grade control and extension drilling from underground. We’re continuing with extensive development to enable production to ramp up,” said Alkane Managing Director Nic Earner.

Alkane said Roswell’s planned development and ramp-up is needed to meet its current financial year production guidance.

Tomingley is an open pit and underground gold mining development, located 50 kilometres southwest of Dubbo. Besides Tomingley, Alkane also holds several highly prospective gold and copper tenements in NSW, including the Boda and Kaiser deposits 20 km north of Wellington.

Source: Alkane Resources

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