Resource Gold (Au), Silver (Ag)

Challenger 2 Pty Ltd
Barton Gold Pty Ltd

Project status Care and maintenance
Mining operation
  • Mining of stage 1 open pit and small adjacent auxiliary pit (Challenger West) was completed in 2004, followed by development of the underground mine
  • Operation consists of underground mining and a crushing and processing carbon-in-pulp plant
Location 490 km northwest of Port Augusta challenger_blue
Tenement information

Challenger 2 operation consists of ML 6103, ML 6457, MPL 63, MPL 65, MPL 66

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The deposit The ore zone is an elongate, tightly folded, steeply plunging ‘M’ structure hosted by Archaean aluminous metasediments. Geological work indicates that mineralisation is associated with contemporaneous volcanics.
Resource estimates and production estimates

Company released resource estimates and production statistics for South Australia's major operating and approved mines are summarised in South Australia's major operating/approved mines: resources estimates and production statistics (updated regularly).

Approval process

The revised program for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPR), submitted in February 2012, has been approved.

Current documents

Program for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPR)

Annual mining compliance report (MCR)

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