PERTH (miningweekly.com) – Site work has started at the Warrawoona gold project, in Western Australia.
ASX-listed Calidus Resources on Tuesday reported that in parallel with the construction activity, the company was completing an integration study on the nearby Blue Spec gold deposit, that would assess the economics of mining this deposit, with a 219 000 oz resource.
“The countdown to production at Warrawoona has now begun. Construction of Warrawoona is fully funded and we are on schedule to pour first gold as planned in the first half of 2022,” said Calidus MD Dave Reeves.
“Our feasibility study shows Warrawoona will generate strong financial returns from a base case production scenario of 90 000 oz/y at an all-in sustaining cost of A$1 290/oz.
“The inclusion of Blue Spec will enable us to leverage the Warrawoona infrastructure significantly, raising the potential for increased production and financial returns.”
An updated prefeasibility study into the Warrawoona project found that some 623 086 oz of gold could be recovered over an initial mine life of eight years, with pre-production capital estimated at A$116-million.