Big Rush

The Big Rush Gold Mine consists of four previously mined open pits which produced 950,000 tonnes @ 1.90 g/t Au for 58,039 ounces via heap leaching and produced 33,000 tonnes of sulphide ore @ 11 g/t Au for 10,000 ounces by trial CIL Processing. Big Rush is located on 3 granted Mining Leases. This project was regarded by previous holders as an area with high potential for further production. There were 4 pits mined over 1.7 km of strike length with the depth of mineralisation again being limited to the oxide zone.

In addition, the Company applied for a new Exploration Permit (EPM 27283) in early May 2019 to cover strike extensions to the Big Rush mineralisation and other prospective areas.

Key points:

  • The largest producer out of the mines and with significant infrastructure still in place.
  • Historic crushed heap leach operation producing 58,000 ounces from 950,000t @ 1.9g/t Au plus 33,000 tonnes at 11 g/t Au from a small trial CIL operation.
  • 4 open pits over a 1.7km strike length.
  • High-grade drill intersections beneath the Central Open Pit include:
    Ø32m @ 14.0 g/t Au from 69m (Hole BR136)
    Ø21.4m @ 2.26 g/t Au from 76m (Hole BRPD140)
    Ø19m @ 3.51 g/t Au from 74m (Hole BR151)
  • A gold Exploration Target of between 115,000 – 347,000 ounces per 100m of vertical extent estimated for Big Rush.
  • Use extensive historic drill hole database combined with modern data confirmation and validation to estimate a JORC-compliant Mineral Resource.