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Surveyor OP Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
StatusCare and Maintenance
Commodities
  • Lead
  • Copper
  • Zinc
  • Gold
  • Silver
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
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SnapshotIn a tumultuous turn of events, Queensland-based mining company Aurora Metals has collapsed, leaving a trail of debts totaling approximately $170 million. KordaMentha, the appointed administrator, is currently working through Aurora Metals' financial records.

Aurora Metals' collapse came after WA mining services company Emeco (ASX:EHL) took legal action to protect its interests. The company had provided ongoing care and maintenance services to one of Aurora's mothballed mines in Chillagoe, North Queensland.

The company's assets, which include underground mines such as King Vol and Mungana, as well as processing plants at Mt Garnet and Chillagoe, are currently under care and maintenance.

Owners

SourceSource
CompanyInterestOwnership
Aurora Metals Ltd. 100 % Indirect
The Aurora Metals' assets, which include underground mines such as King Vol and Mungana, as well as processing plants at Mt Garnet and Chillagoe.

Grant Thornton has announced that the newly appointed receivers and managers of Aurora Metals have announced the sale of the base metals company and its assets.

Deposit type

  • VMS
  • Volcanic hosted
  • Metamorphic

Summary:

• Occur within metapelites and metarhyolite, of the Balcooma Metavolcanics
• Two lenses are lead/zinc rich and one is copper rich
• Lens like bodies
• Recent age dating suggests the bodies formed in the Early Ordovician (~480Ma)
• Textures suggest the deposit is a deformed and metamorphosed volcanogenic massive sulphide similar to those in the Seventy Mile range Group.
• Mineralisation is Volcanic Hosted Massive Sulphide type typical of deposits in a back-arc setting “Kuroko type”.

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

Processing

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Production

CommodityUnits20162015
Copper kt 4.4*7.6*
Zinc kt 37*46*
All production numbers are expressed as concentrate. * Combined production for Surveyor OP Mine and Mount Garnet Mine

Operational metrics

Metrics20162015
Ore tonnes mined 70,898 t344,325 t

Production Costs

Commodity production costs have not been reported.

Heavy Mobile Equipment

Fleet data has not been reported.

Personnel

Mine Management

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