Mining of stage 1 open pit and small adjacent auxiliary pit (Challenger West) was completed in 2004, followed by development of the underground mine.
The Challenger gold project consists of underground mining and a crushing and processing carbon-in-pulp plant.
|Location||780 km NW of Adelaide and 150 km SW of Coober Pedy|
The Challenger gold project consists of ML 6103, MPLs 63, 65 and 66.
Download map showing location of Challenger gold project tenements via the South Australian Resources Information Geoserver (SARIG).
|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 (PDF, updated regularly).
The revised Program for Environment Protection and Rehabilitation (PEPR), submitted in February 2012, has been approved.
|Documents and reports|
Program for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPR)
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Phone: +61 8 8463 3000
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