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Tropicana Information

  • Exploration 2015-08-25
    Regional exploration continues to identify and test numerous prospects.In FY2014, total 1,433 AC holes (70,997m), 20 RC holes (3,075m) and seven diamond holes (1,309m) were completed. Encouraging gold assay results from AC drilling at the Lichini Prospect located 90km southwest of Tropicana and at Madras, 25km south of Tropicana, were received. AC drilling at Beetle Juice, located 20km south of Tropicana, returned a significant Ni-Cu-PGE-Au intercept. Though follow-up drilling returned only low level anomalism, the results do highlight the base metal potential of the area. Airborne electromagnetic surveys tested selected areas for conductors possibly representing base metals mineralisation. A ground EM survey commenced in late June 2014 to better define a conductor identified in the airborne survey, the Belvedere Prospect. Results are expected in FY2015 and will be modelled to determine whether follow up drilling is justified.
  • General 2015-05-10
    Tropicana, a joint venture between AngloGold Ashanti (70%), which manages the operation, and Independence Group NL (30%), is Australia's newest gold mine. Tropicana is located 200km east of Sunrise Dam, and 330km east-northeast of Kalgoorlie. Development of this project began following board approval in November 2010. First gold was poured ahead of schedule and within budget in September 2013. Innovation has been incorporated into the design of Tropicana's mining and processing systems, from the start of exploration through to environmental management and closure planning.

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Nearby Location News

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    A feasibility study has increased the Gruyere gold project, in Western Australia's expected output from 265 000 oz/y to 270 000 oz/y and also increased its expected capital costs from A$455-million to A$507-million. Owner Gold Road Resources on Thursday told shareholders that the feasibility study confirmed Gruyere to be one of the longest life, lowest-cost undeveloped gold deposits in the world, with the mine-life expected to reach 13 years, and all-in sustaining costs estimated at A$945/oz.
  • ASX: Gold Mineralisation Identified in Stockpiles at Burtville WA 2016-10-19
  • ASX: Gruyere Feasibility Study - 3.5Moz Ore Reserve 2016-10-18
  • ASX: Ironstone Gold Soil Anomaly Extended 2016-10-16
  • ASX: Initial Resource Drilling Completed at YAM14 2016-10-09

Tropicana News

  • Tropicana, Australia: 11.7m at 8.9g/t Au from 352.3m depth (HSD052) 2016-07-26
  • Independence scales back exploration 2016-01-21
    Diversified metals miner Independence Group has cut its 2016 exploration spend by A$20-million on the back of continued weak base metals prices. The company reported on Thursday that it would rationalise and prioritise exploration activities, with the funding and execution of the Tropicana and Nova brownfield exploration programmes remaining a priority.
  • Independence reports stellar year 2015-08-24
    PERTH (miningweekly.com) – Diversified metals miner Independence Group has reported record revenue of A$499-million for the financial year ended June 30, as the miner beat both production and cost targets. Revenue was up by 25% on the previous financial year, as the Tropicana gold mine, in Western Australia, contributed its first full 12 months of production to the bottom-line.

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  • AngloGold joins Saracen in Carosue Dam North gold search 2016-10-17
    Dual-listed gold miner Anglogold Ashanti could spend as much as A$25-million to gain a 70% interest in gold exploration tenements located west of its Sunrise Dam gold mine, in Western Australia. The Butcher Well and Lake Carey tenements form part of smaller rival Saracen Mineral Holdings’ Carosue Dam North project area and cover 339.5 km2.
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    Commissioning of the nickel processing plant at the Nova project, in Western Australia, has started some four weeks ahead of schedule, owner Independence Group has reported. The processing plant construction, which included wet commissioning, was completed on October 10, and crushing and milling operations started four days later, following several days of operating on waste to test all systems in slurry.
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    Illegal miners operating at AngloGold Ashanti's Obuasi mine in Ghana have ignored a government deadline to leave, delaying company plans to restart production. Up to 5 000 miners were still working at Obuasi in the Ashanti region on Friday, four days after a deadline for them to leave, said Benjamin Annan, spokesperson for the Association of Small Scale Miners. He said relocation plans that would enable them to move were yet to be finalised.

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