Burnakura Gold Mine

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Burnakura
Location
Burnakura Gold Mine is located in Australia
Burnakura Gold Mine
Burnakura Gold Mine
Location in Australia
LocationMeekatharra
StateWestern Australia
CountryAustralia
Coordinates27°02′20″S 118°28′13″E / 27.03889°S 118.47028°E / -27.03889; 118.47028Coordinates: 27°02′20″S 118°28′13″E / 27.03889°S 118.47028°E / -27.03889; 118.47028
Production
Productioninactive
Financial year2016
History
Opened1990s
Owner
CompanyMonument Mining Limited
WebsiteMMY website

The Burnakura Gold Mine is a gold mine located 50 km south of Meekatharra, Western Australia. It is currently owned by Canadian company Monument Mining Limited.[1]

History[edit]

Gold mines in the Mid West region

The mine consists of both underground and open pit operations and a 160,000 tonne per annum plant.[2]

First mined in the 1990s, Burnakura was later owned by Extract Resources Limited, which brought in Tectonic Resources NL as an operating partner. In 2005, underground production commenced by creating a portal and decline access to ore and milling began late 2005. In April 2007, milling ceased again and in October 2007, ATW purchased the mine for C$8.4 million.[3]

Burnakura commenced production on 3 March 2009 and achieved commercial production in June that year.,[4] however due to a series of erratic vein sets with structural offsets, the mine is to be put back on care and maintenance[5]

Production[edit]

Production of the mine:

Year Production Grade Cost per ounce
2005-06 15,884 ounces 7.17 g/t
2006-07 21,467 ounces 7.05 g/t
2008 inactive
2009

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Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Murchison Gold Project". Monument Mining Limited. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  2. ^ ATW website - Burnakura Archived June 3, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. accessed: 7 September 2009
  3. ^ ATW to Purchase Burnakura Gold Mine Project Concurrent Financing of up to Cdn$8,400,000 Archived May 25, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. ATW website, published: 25 17 October 2007, accessed: 7 September 2009
  4. ^ Burnakura Surpasses 5,000 Ounces Gold Production – Commercial Production Achieved[dead link] ATW website, published: 25 June 2009, accessed: 7 September 2009
  5. ^ ATW website: Burnakura back on care and maintenance Archived April 12, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. published: 7 October 2009

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