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What type of mine is the Costerfield mine?

What type of mine is the Costerfield mine?


Stage Production
Mine Type Underground
Commodities Gold Antimony
Mining Method Longhole stoping Longitudinal retreat Longitudinal stoping Cemented backfill
Processing Centrifugal concentrator Filter press plant Shaker table Dewatering Gravity separation Flotation

Who owns costerfield?

Mandalay Resources
Mine owner Mandalay Resources has vowed to change that. It will partner with company Eriez to build two eight metre tall flotation tubes capable of separating gold from crushed-up rock.

How many people are employed at the Costerfield mine?

The company announced that the ore is of a high quality and has great commercial potential; terrific news for the mine’s 206 full-time employees.

Who owns Stawell goldmine?

Arete Capital Partners
SGM is owned by Melbourne-based private equity company Arete Capital Partners. Arete plan to return the Stawell gold mine to production by expanding and utilising existing exploration programs to identify new viable resources.

Is there gold at Stawell?

Stawell Gold Mines has operated at its current location since 1981, which has involved the progressive mining of gold in a series of open pits and extensive underground workings. The surface operations are situated adjacent to the eastern boundary of the Stawell Township and encompass an approximate area of 380 ha.

Where can I find gold in Stawell?

Stawell Gold Mines Community Hub Stawell Gold Mines is located approximately 240 km northwest of Melbourne, 70 km southeast of Horsham and 2 km east of the Stawell CBD.

Where are the gold nuggets in Tasmania?

Tasmania eventually produced the following major locations where gold has principally occurred: Beaconsfield, Corinna, Cygnet, Fingal, Gladstone, Lefroy, Lisle, Mathinna, Queenstown, Savage River, Urquhart River, and the West Coast.

Where can I look for gold in Tasmania?

Fossicking Areas in Tasmania

  • Coal Hill fossicking area.
  • Colebrook Hill fossicking area.
  • Gladstone Hill fossicking area.
  • Killiecrankie Bay fossicking area.
  • Lord Brassey Mine fossicking area.
  • Lune River fossicking area.
  • Magnet Mine fossicking area.
  • Penguin fossicking area.

What is the biggest gold nugget found in Tasmania?

The largest gold nugget ever found in Tasmania weighing over 243 ounces or 7.5 kg was found by J. McGinty, D. Neil, and T. Richards in 1883 in the northwest region at Rocky River, a small tributary of the Whyte River.

Do you need a licence to prospect for gold in Tasmania?

It is debatable whether prospectors in Tasmania own anything they find. There are, as of 2015, no dedicated fossicking areas set aside for gold. Because of this, Mineral Resources Tasmania will tell you that you need to get a prospecting licence, which costs $30 per year, and gives you permission to look around.

What creeks or rivers have gold in them in Tasmania?

The northeastern parts of Tasmania, Alberton, Mathinna, Mangana and Warentinna in particular, are the primary gold producing areas. Although both the Lisle District and Savage river have yielded small nuggets, most of the gold in Tasmania comes from quartz reefing.

Is gold found in Tasmania?

Where is the Costerfield mine in Victoria Australia?

The Costerfield operation is located in Victoria, Australia, within the Costerfield mining district, approximately 10 km northeast of the town of Heathcote, Victoria. Purchased in 2009, Mandalay Resources immediately restarted capital development and mining.

Is it safe to drink water from Costerfield mine?

Results of Golder Associates’ 2014 investigation show antimony levels in Costerfield are unlikely to cause adverse health effects for residents. However, the authors advised the government to complete a more detailed human health risk assessment. Mandalay Resources has discontinued the supply of bottled water to the Costerfield homes.

What kind of minerals are in the Costerfield mine?

Veins at Costerfield typically comprise quartz (laminated to brecciated) and sulphides. The dominant sulphide mineral is stibnite (Sb2S3). In addition to stibnite, arsenopyrite and pyrite occur in minor amounts. The veins occur within discrete shear systems.

Is there a second mine portal in Costerfield?

Costerfield is currently planning a second mine portal at Brunswick. The circuit includes primary mobile crusher, primary and secondary ball mills, rougher, scavenger, cleaner flotation, gravity circuit, and filtering.