Mineral Mining Services (MMS) says it has been awarded a two-year contract for the run of mine (ROM) management and mine site services at Karora Resources Higginsville gold mine site, in Western Australia.
The ROM management fleet will consist of brand-new Caterpillar 982M next gen loader as the primary loader supported by two near-new 980M next gen loaders, MMS says.
The site services will consist of an auxiliary fleet of three articulated haul trucks, a grader, a rock breaker and an articulated water truck that will handle all ore rehandle requirements and road maintenance around site.
MMS says it has successfully mobilised all machines to site and completed the first month of production and commissioning of the Cat 982M with the assistance of WesTrac.
Higginsville produced 15,144 oz of gold in the June quarter, up from 11,484 oz in the same period a year ago, Karora Resources stated in its June quarter results.