Underground mining contractor PYBAR Mining Services has been awarded the contract for underground exploration decline development and diamond drilling at Evolution Mining’s Cowal gold operations.
The 12-month contract will employ a team of 37 personnel and comprises portal development, decline development, level development and diamond drilling.
PYBAR is currently recruiting for a number of positions available at the project which has a start date of 1 March 2019. A preference for local residents remains a focal element of the company’s recruitment strategy.
PYBAR CEO Brendan Rouse said the contract further strengthens the company’s position in the eastern seaboard following the announcement of the contract at Peak Mine late last year.
“We look forward to working closely with the Evolution team to support their development requirements,” he concuded.
Commenting on the contract award, Craig Fawcett, General Manager Cowal Gold Operations said this development was an important component of achieving the objective of producing 300,000 ounces per annum at Cowal.
The Cowal operations are located in West Wyalong, 350 kilometres west of Sydney.