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Dargues Gold Mine Information

Dargues Gold Mine Information Line: 1800 732 002


Dargues Reef, part of the 659 km2 Majors Creek Gold Project situated approximately 60km southwest of Canberra, just north of the village of Majors Creek. Unity holds 100% of the project since its purchase of Cortona Resources in early 2013. Currently under development, Dargues Reef will comprise an underground decline mine, a run-of-mine pad, temporary waste rock emplacement, crushing facility, gold processing plant, tailings storage facility and associated infrastructure situated on 403 hectares of freehold land. Due for start-up by the end of 2013, the mine is targeted ramp up quickly to an annualised production rate of 50,000 ounces per year. Dargues Reef holds 2.17 million tonnes of ore containing 327,000 ounces of gold resource at 5.3 grams per tonne, with reserves of 233,000 ounces.

The project is located in the highly prospective Lachlan Fold Belt of the Southern Tablelands region of New South Wales. The area represents the largest alluvial goldfield in the state, with gold production at the turn of the last century estimated at 1.25 million ounces. In addition to Dargues Reef, some 24 other historic hard rock mines have been verified. Mineralisation occurs in various types of quartz veins, and much of the gold is free-milling.

More Information can be found here.


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Peter van der Borgh, Managing Director of Cortona, notified the MCCLC a day or two ago that they will be contacting us again soon. This response will be the company's answers to the last round of community questions. Watch this space!!!
Bill Waterhouse

Just posted the latest letter of responses from Cortona (Cortona Response To MCCCLC_02_July10)

jackey french dumpes their rubbish in majors creek tip and does not recycle her paper found evedence in tip and has hide to point finger at cortona

Dear Residents,
The July Cortona response to community questions is now on the website. If you have any further questions, you will be able to ask Cortona representatives about them on either Friday 13th or Saturday 14th at the Majors Creek Hall. Cortona didn't have to do this display so don't miss the opportunity to stay informed.
The Environmental Impact Statement and mining licence application will be submitted soon so be ready to review the EIS and to prepare your response if you want to submit one.
Don't forget the Environmental Defenders Office is available to help you put together a response.
Kind Regards
Bill Waterhouse
Majors Creek Community Liaison Committee.

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