Havilah Resources pushes the go button on South Australia’s newest gold mine: SA Government
Havilah Resources has pushed the go button on South Australia’s newest gold mine.
Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis said the Adelaide-based miner has informed the State Government of its intention to begin mining at the Portia gold mine, 120km
north-west of Broken Hill.
Havilah Resources has lodged a rehabilitation bond, meeting a key condition of the approval provided to the project in October last year.
The Portia gold mine is located near the New South Wales border with more than 50,000 ounces of gold to be recovered from an open-pit mine.
Mr Koutsantonis said lodging the $1.9 million rehabilitation bond and the notification that works are commencing on site are important milestones for South Australia’s newest mine.
“Havilah Resources has moved quickly to meet the conditions necessary to begin work on the mine after full operational approval was provided in October last year,” Mr Koutsantonis said.
“During the next few weeks, Havilah Resources will establish a 50-person camp and begin operations at the mine site.
“Mining and the removal of overburden is on track to begin in mid-March.”