Superior Gold starts mining gold at Hermes
SUPERIOR GOLD Inc. has commenced mining of gold mineralization at its 100per-centowned Hermes development project, which is located approximately 65 kilometres southwest of the company’s 100-per-cent-owned Plutonic gold mine in Western Australia.
As previously announced, the first prestripping activities at Hermes were initiated on Oct. 12, 2017. The first blast was the start of the Trapper pit, which, along with two other pits, Klinger and Hawkeye, will supply initial production from Hermes. Since that time, work has expanded to all three pits and prestripping activities have progressed sufficiently to permit stockpiling of the initial gold mineralization at the site. Processing of the first gold mineralization from Hermes is expected by year-end with the achievement of commercial production anticipated in the first quarter of 2018.
The Hermes deposit will be mined as a conventional open-pit operation. Mined material will be transported by truck along a 65-kilometre haul road to the Plutonic gold mine where it will be processed.
Drone video footage showing the completion of the communications tower at the Hermes site can be viewed on the company’s website. Min-
ing activities at Hermes can also be clearly seen in the video.
Chris Bradbrook, president and chief executive officer of Superior Gold, stated: “This is yet another important milestone in the evolution of the company. We continue to progress development work at Hermes, our second operation, on schedule. The contribution of the ore from Hermes is anticipated to allow us to reach our objective of increasing annual production to 100,000 ounces of gold.”
Scientific and technical information in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Alfred Gillman, fellow, AusImm (chartered professional, geology), and a qualified person within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Gillman is a consultant to Superior Gold.
About Superior Gold Inc. Superior Gold is a Canadian-based gold producer that owns 100 per cent of the Plutonic gold operations located in Western Australia. The Plutonic gold operations include the Pl utonic gold mine, which is a producing underground operation with a central mill, the Hermes open-pit development project and an interest in the Bryah basin joint venture. Superior Gold is focused on expanding production at the Plutonic gold operations and building an intermediate gold producer with superior returns for shareholders.
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