The Bronzewing Gold Project is located in the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia in the highly prospective Yandal Greenstone Belt, 83km NE of the town of Leinster and 800km NE of Perth. The Yandal Greenstone Belt has produced approximately 10 million ounces of gold in the last 20 years, mainly from three mining centres – Bronzewing, Jundee and Darlot. Production from the current Bronzewing Project area is approximately 3 million ounces of gold since 1992.
Navigator completed its purchase of the Bronzewing Project in September 2009 with re-commissioning of the processing plant taking place in April 2010. First gold was poured at the Project on 21 April 2010. Annualised production capacity is around 100,000oz.
Infrastructure at the mine includes a 2.3Mtpa gold processing plant, airstrip, power station, workshops, offices, assay laboratory and a 280 person accommodation village. The open pit only mine plan at the Bronzewing Project has derived production from the Central, Success, Challenger and Challenger South pits and the operational focus is currently the Cockburn pit.
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