Australia

Aldiss Centre

Click for more information

Categories

Overview

Mine TypeUnderground
Commodities
  • Gold
Mining Method
  • Longhole stoping
  • Sub-level stoping
Production Start... Lock
Mine Life2024
ShapshotThe Aldiss Centre is apart of the Mount Monger Operation. Aldiss comprises Karonie, Tank and Atreides open pits and Tank South underground mine.

Open pit mining activities were completed during H1 FY22 to facilitate the treatment of surface ore stockpiles to supplement underground mine production.

Development of the Tank South underground mine at the Aldiss Mining Centre commenced in July 2022 and is now at a steady state rate with all underground development completed in Q4 FY23. Mine production is expected to be completed in Q4 FY24, however, recent drilling beyond the Tank Mineral Resource boundary has intersected mineralisation which will be followed up to determine potential for a new mining zone.
Related AssetMount Monger Operation

Owners

SourceSource
CompanyInterestOwnership
Silver Lake Resources Ltd. 100 % Indirect

Contractors

Lock

- subscription is required.

Deposit type

  • Metamorphic
  • Porphyry
  • Vein / narrow vein

Summary:

The Aldiss Area gold deposits lie within a north-trending ductile shear zone as Karonie Main and West Zones, Spice, Atreides and Tank. It consists of a series of sheared amphibolite facies, mafic rocks, with remnant veining and late stage faulting. A number of ‘late stage’ porphyries intrude the host rock.

The Karonie resource extent consists of 1600m strike; 500m across strike; and 420m down dip and open at depth.

The Tank Artreides resource extent consists of 1850m strike; 800m across strike; and 325m down dip and open at depth.

The French Kiss Project lies on the eastern margin of the Eastern Goldfields Greenstone Province (EGGP) where Archaean volcano-sedimentary sequences are juxtaposed against granitoid-gneissic terranes. The province is characterised by an interconnecting series of north-north-westerly trending greenstone belts surrounded by ovoid to elongate granitoid batholiths.

The geology of the French Kiss area consists of a sequence of NNW-trending amphibolites and associated metasediments. The rock has a strong metamorphic overprint, generally obliterating the pre-metamorphic textures. The lithologies hosting the French Kiss deposit are mid to upper amphibolite facies and a much higher metamorphic grade than the greenschist facies that is prominent elsewhere in the Eastern Goldfields.

Gold mineralisation occurs almost exclusively within the quartz amphibolites and occurs dominantly as native gold. The habit of the native gold is as coarse interstitial grains, located along hornblende and quartz grain boundaries or included within the hornblende grains.

The French Kiss complex’s resource extent consists of 840m strike; 800m across strike; and 300m down dip and open at depth.

Reserves

Lock

- subscription is required.

Mining Methods

Lock

- subscription is required.

Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

Processing

Lock

- subscription is required.

Production

Open pit mining at Aldiss activities were completed during H1 FY22.
CommodityUnits20232022202120202019LOM (Projected)
Gold koz 0000000000200
All production numbers are expressed as metal in ore.

Operational metrics

Metrics20232022202120202019
Ore tonnes mined 000000000000000000000000000000000

Production Costs

Commodity production costs have not been reported.

Heavy Mobile Equipment

Fleet data has not been reported.

Personnel

Mine Management

Source Source
Job TitleNameProfileRef. Date
....................... Subscription required ....................... Subscription required Subscription required Nov 10, 2023
....................... Subscription required ....................... Subscription required Subscription required Nov 10, 2023

Aerial view:

Lock

- subscription is required.