Red River advances Liontown mine plans
It is focusing on a combined open pit and underground development with a conceptual mine life of more than 10 years.
The Liontown project has a current mineral resource of 4.1 million tonnes at 0.6per cent copper, 1.9 per cent lead, 5.9 per cent zinc, 1.1 g/t gold and 29
The site is about 32km in a direct line from Red River’s Thalanga operations and 107km by road.
Red River Resources said the trucking route by existing road would consist of 21km by unsealed road from Liontown to the Gregory Development Road, then 86km by sealed road (Gregory Development Road,
Flinders Highway, Thalanga Operations Access Road) to Thalanga.
As part of the ongoing development activities, the company recently took the opportunity to reclaim old tailings located at the Liontown site.
About 13,000 tonnes of tailings were trucked to the Thalanga operation and processed through the mill to produce 475 DMT tonnes of gold concentrate grading 62.3 g/t gold, 197 g/t silver and 12.8 per cent copper.
Red River’s Thalanga operation is located about 65km south-west of Charters Towers and has a workforce of about 150 people, including contractors.
It recently passed the milestone of milling 1.0Mt of ore since Red River restarted operations at the site in September 2017.