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Heron Resources announces Woodlawn Zinc-Copper Project update

Mining News - Published on Fri, 15 Mar 2019

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Heron Resources Limited announced the market with an update on its Woodlawn Zinc-Copper Project as it continues towards its production milestone.

Underground Mine
The underground operation has made steady progress with 913m of development completed to date. On 10 March 2019 development reached the shallow G2HW lens with the ore being delivered to the process plant ROM pad in readiness for processing. This represents the first underground production from the mine.

Monthly development meterage has steadily ramped up since the start of underground operations in September 2018 and is now exceeding budget levels. Ground conditions remain as expected with no significant adverse areas. A specialist contractor is now established on site to construct a 5m diameter raise to setup the primary ventilation for the underground.

Flydraulic Mining
The hydraulic mining circuit commissioning is well advanced and ready for full production once the process plant is available. Final hand-over of the plant is in progress and expected to be complete in the coming months after a final performance test. Operator training, production readiness and ramp-up continues under the guidance of Paragon Tailings. Initial tailing mining to the base of the dam has demonstrated an extremely good level of control that provides high confidence in achieving (and possibly bettering) planned material recovery (tonnage) and dilution assumptions which underpin Ore Reserve calculations. Good progress is being made in removing a thin low-grade cap on Tailing Dam South. This cap removal project was identified by Fleron's process team and is expected to improve processing performance and recoveries.

Operational readiness: The Company has essentially completed recruitment of operational and commissioning staff with a handful of specialist roles being covered by contractors. Supply activities are nearing completion with the store fit-out and receipt of reagents, consumables and maintenance spares to support the operations. Mobile plant is operational and concentrate logistics are ready. The newly constructed site assay laboratory is operational and the water treatment plant is complete with commissioning being in its final stages.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Fri, 15 Mar 2019
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