Osborne – 2013

Osborne – 2013

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Osborne – 2013

Location
Starra Mine near Cloncurry, QLD
Client
Chinova Resources
Commodity
Copper/Gold

SCOPE 

  • Develop the Kulthor orebody down to its economic basement whilst completing remnant mining at the previously completed Osborne orebody;
  • Conduct long-hole open stoping in Kulthor and Osborne orebodies;
  • Development and production mining of the Starra Mine; and
  • Maintenance of client mobile equipment.

CONTRACT TYPE

  • Fixed and variable with hybrid Alliance aspects.

PROJECT STATISTICS

  • Project Term: 36 months;
  • Employees: 87* (*some positions shared between Osborne/Starra);
  • Over 3km development completed to date; and
  • Delivery of 143,000t per month ore to the mill (inclusive of Starra Mine).

KEY PROJECT OUTCOMES

  • 13 million tkms of ore moved over the contract term; and
  • Shared management of work force with client personnel to minimise costs.

KEY MILESTONES

  • Project commenced: December 2012;
  • Osborne orebody completed February 2014;
  • Starra mine commenced Feb 2013, completed Aug 2014; and
  • Osborne remnant mining commenced April 2014 using jumbo capacity from completed development portion of Starra project.

KEY PLANT & EQUIPMENT

  • 2 x Jumbos – Sandvik DD420-60;
  • 2 x Longhole rigs – 1 x Sandvik DL421-15C, 1 x Tamrock Solo7-15F;
  • 3 x Loaders – Cat R2900G;
  • 7 x Trucks – 4 x Cat AD55B, 2 x Toro 50, 1 x Sandvik TH663;
  • 2 x Integrated tool carriers – Volvo L120F; and
  • 1 x Service truck – Hino 4 x 4.