Camel Creek

At Camel Creek a total of 28 open pits were historically mined over a 4km strike length with over one million tonnes of ore extracted for treatment via heap leaching (Figure 2). The ore below the pit was sulphide bearing and as such could not be recovered by the heap leach process. Most pits were shallow (12-25m deep) and were still in mineralisation when terminated (Figure 3). Camel Creek consists of 7 granted Mining Leases (Table 2). Historical exploration was primarily focussed on locating shallow oxide resources for the heap leach operations.

Key points:

  • Over 1Mt @ 1.7g/t Au processed via heap leaching to produce 57,000 ounces. Ore extracted was oxide and was not crushed prior to being placed on the heap leach pads.
  • Camel Creek consists of 2km of continuous workings which vary from 12 to 25m deep.
  • Better intersections from floor of open pits include:
    Ø12m @ 8.4 g/t Au from 0m (Hole GA343)
    Ø22m @ 2.94 g/t Au from 8m (Hole GA336)
    Ø9m @ 10.4 g/t Au from 6m (Hole GA276)
  • A gold Exploration Target of between 32,000 – 112,000 ounces per 100m of vertical extent has been estimated for Camel Creek.
  • Mineralisation remains open at depth and along strike.