Tombola ready for blast-off at Comstock
“The first blast will contain approximately 14 tonnes of explosives in the first step in the development of the open-cut mine at the Comstock gold mine,” the company stated in an announcement to the ASX.
The mining lease was granted in July for Tombola Gold’s Golden Mile project, centred on eight historical gold mines that were in operation as gold producers during the early part of the 1900s.
The company as opted to prioritise the Comstock, Falcon and Shamrock prospects within that lease.
Ore mined at Comstock will be stockpiled for processing by Round Oak Minerals at its Cloncurry plant.
Tombola expects to commence mining at the rate of 20,000 tonnes of ore per month.
Tombola said it was awaiting environmental approvals for mining at Falcon and Shamrock, as well as the nearby Mount Freda gold project.
They were expected to be issued by the Queensland Government over the next month, it said.
The access corridor that joins the Comstock and Mount Freda gold mines has now been completed.
“The drilling of the final dewatering bores to a depth of 200m-plus is nearing completion to allow the Mount Freda open-cut mining to progress immediately upon the issue of the EA by the Queensland Government,” Tombola said.
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