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Resource Gold (Au) 
Company Polymetals (White Dam) Pty Ltd

Washington H. Soul Pattinson - owner (operated through subsidiary Exco)
Exco Resources NL

Status Operating: producing gold from heap leaching
Mining operation
  • Open pit mine, dump/heap leach, gold extraction plant and associated infrastructure
  • Expected to produce a total of 120,000 oz of gold at a rate of 50,000 oz per annum over the relatively short-life project
  • White Dam was officially opened 10 June 2010
LocationNorth East of Olary in South Australia, approximately 80 km west of Brokenwhite_dam_blue Hill, NSW
Tenement informationMining leases ML 6275 and ML 6395 and miscellaneous purpose licences MPL 95, 104, 105, 106, 107 and 139.

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The deposit 
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).
Approval process A mining lease was granted in September 2007 and a native title agreement is in place for the mining lease.
Documents and reports Program for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPR)

Note: Following amendments to the Mining Act 1971 which came into force on 1 July 2011, mining and rehabilitation programs (MARPs) have been replaced by programs for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPRs). Previously approved MARPs are deemed to be PEPRs.

Archived Documents and Reports

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