Saracen Minerals

Thunderbox Gold Project

June 2015 – Current

LOCATION

Leinster
Western Australia

SERVICE AREA

Rental & Maintenance

SMS SERVICES

• Dry Hire
• Maintenance
• Equipment Rental

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Saracen is an ASX 200 listed gold mining company with annual production of over 300,000ozpa, and growing cash flows. Saracen’s production comes from two WA projects, Carosue Dam and  Thunderbox. Both operations have long project lives with extensive potential for further growth through exploration.

The Thunderbox operation is centred around the Thunderbox Open Pit and CIL gold treatment plant located 45km south of the town of Leinster in WA and immediately adjacent to the sealed Goldfields Highway. The Thunderbox processing facility has an annual capacity of 2.5 Mtpa and incorporates a single-stage crusher, a SAG mill and a ball mill as well as conventional CIL leaching and elution circuits.

SCOPE OF WORKS

  • Supply and establishment of HME Workshop
  • Mobilisation, assembly and commissioning of over 35 large earthmoving assets including 200t Class Dump Trucks and 400T Class Excavators
  • Management of all maintenance related activities on a 24/7 basis for 35 earthmoving assets and associated support equipment to support mining operations.

KEY PLANT AND EQUIPMENT USED

Hitachi EX3600 Excavator

Caterpillar 789C Dump Truck

Caterpillar 777 Water Trucks

Hitachi EX2500 Excavator

Caterpillar 785C Dump Truck

Komatsu WA600 Wheel Loaders

Hitachi EX1900 Excavator

Caterpillar D10T Dozers

Caterpillar 980H Wheel Loader

Hitachi EX1200 Excavator

Caterpillar 16H Graders

SMU hours

Man Hours

PROJECT STATISTICS

As at August 2018:

  • Over 502,000 SMU hours since June 2015
  • Over 201,000 Man Hours since June 2015
  • Over 20,000,000 BCM of Waste & Ore mined since June 2015
  • Over 315,000 ounces of Gold produced since June 2015

SOLUTION / PROJECT OUTCOMES

  • Significant reduction in client’s capital requirements due to rental of the primary mining fleet and associated support equipment
  • Delivery of industry leading equipment availability
  • Cost effective equipment hire & maintenance model
  • High workforce retention for contract duration