PERTH (miningweekly.com) – Junior Resources and Energy Group is hoping to restart mining operations at its Granny Venn gold project, in Western Australia, before the end of June.
The decision to restart mining follows regulatory approval by the Western Australian government.
Operations at Granny Venn were originally halted, with the project having recovered 532 000 t of ore that was processed at the Paddington Gold mill to produce some 60 000 oz of gold.
Resources and Energy Group in late 2020 completed a survey over the project’s opencut void and compiled historical mining records to prepare a global mineral resource of 133 700 t of indicated resource and 41 000 t of inferred resource for 8 700 oz and 2 800 oz respectively.
Resource modeling and mine planning studies have identified five areas of interest to exploit previously reported indicated and inferred resources, and Resources and Energy Group said on Wednesday that the company would undertake a toll milling agreement to process all production. The agreement process with the Lakewood mill is in advance stage of completion.