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Vivien Information

  • Environmental 2015-06-01
    All environmental approvals for the mine have been in place since early July 2014.
  • Mining 2015-06-01
    In March 2015, Ramelius commenced preliminary surface works to prepare the project for full mining start-up. These works include construction of an 8km dewatering pipeline to the Agnew gold mine, commencement of pit dewatering, surface site setup works and a partial open pit cut back to expose the portal position. The pit cutback involves a 100,000m³ trim of the east side of the Vivien pit to access portal, vent fan and escape way locations in competent fresh rock on the south-east wall.
  • General 2015-06-01
    The Vivien gold project was acquired from Gold Fields on 1 July 2014. The project features a high-grade, quartz vein hosted gold lode deposit. Ramelius intends to mine the deposit as a 3 year underground project with a total mining inventory of 451,000 tonnes at 7.6g/t for 109,000 ounces². It displays an excellent gold recovery of 95%, with 60% gravity recoverable.
  • Mining History 2015-06-01
    Historical underground mine production from the Vivien leases between 1902 and 1911 totalled 76,000oz at an average grade of 12.4g/t Au. The Vivien open pit was mined between 1997 and 1998 and produced 410,000 tonnes at 2.70g/t Au for 35,600oz. In February 2012 Ramelius signed a Letter of Intent to purchase the Vivien gold deposit from Agnew Gold Mining Company, a subsidiary of Gold Fields Limited, for A$10m cash and a production royalty. Formal sale agreements were signed between the parties in October 2012. Ramelius also entered into a toll milling agreement with Gold Fields for ore produced from the project.
  • Financial 2015-06-01
    The finance facility with CBA effectively provides funding certainty for the Vivien project, whilst the 10 month development phase is being completed. Based on a 1 June 2015 commencement of the underground decline, first ore is expected to be intersected in November 2015.
  • Exploration 2015-06-01
    Ramelius believes the Vivien project will likely extend beyond the current mine plan, given encouraging drill intersections that sit outside the planned mining area . Further drilling of these extensions is planned to take place from underground positions once the decline is developed to a point of suitable access.
  • Mining 2015-06-01
    In March 2015, Ramelius commenced preliminary surface works to prepare the project for full mining start-up. These works include construction of an 8km dewatering pipeline to the Agnew gold mine, commencement of pit d ewatering, surface site setup works and a partial open pit cutback to expose the portal position. The pit cutback involves a 100,000m³ trim of the east side of the Vivien pit to access portal, vent fan and escape way locations in competent fresh rock on the south-east wall.
  • Geology 2015-04-29
    The Vivien deposit is characterised by a quartz-sulphide vein hosted by a dolerite-gabbro unit. The veins trend 028° magnetic and dips steeply (70°) to the SE. The host dolerite-gabbro sill (Vivien Dolerite) has a horizontal thickness of ~ 600 metres with an ultramafic unit in the structural footwall (west) and sedimentary sequences in the hangingwall (east).

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Vivien News

  • ASX: Resources and Reserves Statement 2016 2016-09-29
  • ASX: Ramelius Exceeds Production Guidance - June 2016 Quarter 2016-07-06
  • ASX: Ramelius to Commence Stope Production at Vivien 2016-06-13
  • ASX: Resources and Reserves Statement 2015-09-09
  • ASX: Ramelius Approves Vivien Gold Mine 2015-05-26
  • Ramelius eyes Vivien start by June 2015-04-29
    Gold miner Ramelius Resources has started preliminary ground work at its Vivien gold project, in Western Australia, in the hopes of starting an underground mine portal during the June quarter of this year. The preliminary site works included the construction of an 8 km dewatering pipeline to the Agnew gold mine, the start of pit dewatering, surface site set-up works and a partial openpit cut-back to expose the portal position.

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  • ASX: Resources and Reserves Statement 2016 2016-09-29
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  • ASX: Maiden 241,000oz Milky Way Resource - Mt Magnet WA 2016-05-08
  • ASX: Gold Production Guidance Achieved - March 2016 Quarter 2016-04-10
  • ASX: Milky Way Exploration Update - Mt Magnet WA 2016-04-03

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