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Macmahon lines up open-pit/underground work at Red 5’s King of the Hills gold project

Macmahon Holdings Ltd has been awarded its second major contract in as many weeks in the Goldfields region of Western Australia, receiving a letter of intent to carry out contract mining services at Red 5 Ltd’s King of the Hills (KOTH) gold project.

The KOTH project is an open pit and underground gold deposit with a projected mine life of over 16 years. This could see the company produce 176,000 oz/y of gold over the first six years, according to a recent feasibility study.

Red 5 has commenced the construction of the camp and processing facilities on site and is planning for mining to commence in early 2022. First gold production is expected to occur in June 2022.

Just last week, Macmahon was appointed the underground mining contractor at St Barbara’s Gwalia gold mine at Leonora Operations in Western Australia.

Following a detailed tender process for both the surface and underground mining activities, Red 5 has issued a letter of intent to Macmahon for a proposal combining both scopes of work. Under the agreement, the parties are working to finalise the documentation by which Macmahon will provide all surface and underground mining services to the project over a five-year contract term, commencing in the March quarter of 2022.

Macmahon expects this documentation will be completed by June 2021 and that the contract will add over A$650 million ($497 million) to the company’s order book.

Macmahon’s CEO and MD, Michael Finnegan, said: “We are delighted to be in advanced discussions with Red 5 for its King of the Hills gold project in Western Australia. We have a strategy to expand our presence across the mining services value chain, and this project highlights the benefits of being able to offer a combined surface and underground mining solution from the outset. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the Red 5 team and supporting their development of this important project.”

SRG Global to help Red 5 blast off at Great Western gold mine

SRG Global has been awarded a term contract with Pit N Portal Mining Services to provide specialist production drill and blast services and explosives supply at Red 5 Ltd’s Great Western gold mine in Western Australia.

The term contract is expected to start immediately for an initial 12-month term.

Pit N Portal, a division of Emeco, was awarded the contract mining gig at Great Western back in October.

A satellite deposit located around 55 km from Red 5’s Darlot gold mine and processing facility, Great Western comes with a measured, indicated and inferred resource of 870,000 t grading 2.5 g/t Au for 70,300 oz of contained gold. The maiden proven and probable reserve totalled 437,500 t at 2.5g/t Au for 35,424 oz of contained gold.

Based on a proposed mining rate of between 30,000-40,000 t/mth of ore, the open pit is expected to be completed over a period of around 13 months, with plans to then access the underground orebody via a portal at the base of the pit, Red 5 said at the time.

In addition to the work on Great Western, SRG Global was also awarded a new three-year contract (with option for a further two years) with GFG Liberty OneSteel to provide engineered access solutions at the Liberty Steelworks site in Whyalla, South Australia.

David Macgeorge, Managing Director of SRG Global, said: “We are very pleased to have secured these two term contracts, adding to our recurring annuity earnings.

“The Pit N Portal contract was specifically targeted as it builds upon our mining services portfolio of high-quality growth commodities whilst diversifying SRG Global’s customer base.”