Auric Mining Limited (ASX: AWJ) has confirmed the signing of a toll milling agreement between FMR Investments Pty Ltd and BML Ventures Pty Ltd, for toll milling of ore from the Jeffreys Find gold deposit at FMR’s Greenfields Mill 3km east of Coolgardie, Western Australia.
With the toll milling agreement finalized, Auric and BML have executed the Decision to Mine notice. Equipment mobilization and detailed mine planning has commenced.
“This is an important stage in Auric’s growth to be generating cash within the next six months with negligible downside to Auric is a terrific result,” Managing Director, Mark English, said.
“The cash generated will be used to advance our exploration projects and Munda gold deposit – Our timing is perfect with the surging Australian gold price.”
The Jeffreys Find gold deposit will be mined in conjunction with BML, a local mining contractor. Importantly for Auric, BML incurs and pays all on-going and working capital costs in mining the gold resources. The net cash surplus, after payment of all mining and processing costs, will be split 50:50 between Auric and BML.
The mining is planned in two stages: a starter pit and final pit. The agreement includes provision for an interim split of surplus cash following completion of the starter pit. The toll milling agreement with FMR will cover mining of the starter pit. Approximately 150,000t of ore will be delivered to the Greenfields mill in three parcels. The current mine plan points to early June for first delivery of ore.
The starter pit will be mined from April through to July. It is expected that all processing will be completed and gold delivered to the Perth Mint by end of September 2023.
Numerous mining related activities have been completed or are being undertaken:
• A Small Mine – Mining Proposal has been approved by DMIRS. This allows for the start of mining.
• Grade control drilling is complete and the results are being used for detailed mine planning.
• The Full Mine – Mining Proposal is being assessed by DMIRS.
• A haul road has been formed with ongoing work required to compact and sheet the haul road as mining progresses.
• Equipment is being mobilized.
FMR’s Greenfields Mill has a long history as a toll milling facility and appropriate procedures for processing ore from multiple clients. FMR will be paid a fee for processing the ore from Jeffreys Find. The gold produced by the mill will be further refined at the Perth Mint.
For further information please visit: https://www.auricmining.com.au/