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LEVEL 3, 1 ALTONA STREET WEST PERTH WA , 6005
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MOUNT RAWDON

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The Mount Rawdon open pit gold mine in the Maryborough Region of Queensland, 75 kilometres from Bundaberg, commenced production in 2001. It is fully owned by Evolution Mining, a company formed as a result of a merger between Catalpa Resources Limited and Conquest Mining Limited. Newcrest Mining enjoys a 32.96 percent shareholding in Evolution Mining that was formed in the latter half of 2011 as a mid-tier Australian gold producer.

Mount Rawdon Open pit Mining Uses Conventional Methods
The Mount Rawdon Mine consists of one open pit that uses the usual mining method of drilling, blasting, loading and hauling. All these various mining activities are carried out by individual contracting firms managed overall by Evolution Mining staff. The life of mine is estimated to expire in 2023 at current production levels.


Mount Rawdon has its own Gold Processing Facility on Site
The Mount Rawdon gold mine has its own gold processing facility that consists of primary and secondary crushing of the ore, a SAG and ball mill followed by a cyanide leaching process. The mill capacity is averaging around 3.5 million tonnes of gold bearing ore a year with a recover rate of around 90 percent.


Mt Perry is a Rich Gold Mining Area
The Mount Perry area in which the Mount Rawdon mine in located contains some of Queenslands richest gold mines. The Mount Rawdon Mine alone produces around 90,000 ounces of gold annually. Mount Perry is an historic town in its own right as it is situated in a picturesque valley that highlights its village status. It has one petrol station, one general store, and one post office that doubles as a bank agency, one primary school, one golf course and two motels. It is connected to Bundaberg by road.


Mount Rawdon Workforce and Equipment
The workforce at the Mount Rawdon Mine consists of 270 personnel including contractors. Mining and mill personnel work a seven day on and seven day off roster. Mine maintenance work nine days on and five days off and technical and administration staff work either a five day on and two days off or four days on and three days off roster.
Equipment used at the Mount Rawdon operation includes the following:
- One 375-3 Komatsu dozer
- Two 375-5 Komatsu dozers
- One 475-5 Komatsu dozer
- Two CAT 16M graders
- A Komatsu 465-7, 45,000 litre water truck
- One CAT 777D, 80,000 litre water truck
- One CAT 988F loader
- Diggers consist of - one Komatsu PC3000, 300 backhoe, one Hitachi Exl900, a 200t backhoe, two Hitachi Exl200, 120 tonne backhoes
- Drills - two Dp 1500 and three Dp 1500i
- Trucks - five Terex Unit Rig (now CAT), 136 tinne electric wheel drive, two CAT 785C, 136 tonne mechanical drive, three Komatsu 785-5, 91 tonne mechanical drive, four Komatsu 785-7, 91 tinne mechanical drive and four CAT 777F, 91 tonne mechanical drive.
 
Planned efficiency improvements to be undertaken at Mount Rawdon include:
- An ore blending strategy to enable mill reline shut-down schedules to be able to be forecast well in advance
- The mid 2013 installation of a leach reactor into the gravity circuit to deliver improved gold recovery results
- Reduced cyanide consumption
- Improved silver recovery as a result of lower gold loading on carbon
 

Evolution Mining

Created in 2011 through a merger of Catalpa Resources Ltd and Conquest Mining Ltd and the concurrent acquisition of Newcrest Mining’s interests in the Cracow and Mt Rawdon mines, Evolution Mining is a leading, growth focused Australian Gold Company. Operating five gold & silver mines in...........read more

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Evolution Mining
Level 3, 1 Altona Street
West Perth, WA 6005

PO Box 1300
West Perth, WA 6872

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