Emerging gold developer Kin Mining (ASX: KIN) has begun site activities at its Leonora gold project in the North-Eastern goldfields of Western Australia.
Clearing, de-grubbing and stockpiling of topsoil within the approved processing facility boundary has commenced.
Meanwhile, upgrading of the existing gravel access roads from the Leonora-Laverton Highway to Cardinia is underway allowing for the delivery of process plant construction materials and equipment.
We are now actively operating on the ground which is extremely rewarding for the team,”
Kin managing director Don Harper said.
“We have come a long way in a very short period of time. This is a very exciting time for our staff and shareholders as we develop the Leonora gold project. Having the approvals in place and the commencement of site development works is a significant step towards our goal to produce gold this year.”
The works have been undertaken by SMS Innovative Mining Solutions, a well-recognised mining services contractor operating in the Leonora area.
Based on its Definitive Feasibility Study, Leonora is forecast to produce an average 55,000oz pa. Resources currently stand at 1.02Moz and Maiden Ore Reserve of 373,000oz.
Kin expects to begin gold production in the second half of 2018.
Shares in Kin have gained 0.5c to 26c in afternoon trading.