Perth-based gold producer Wiluna Mining has confirmed the first shipment of its concentrate from its complex in the Northern Goldfields to two off-take partners, Polymetal International and Trafigura.
The shipment included 500 wet tonnes, with 14 bags each weighing approximately 2 wet tonnes loaded to each of 20 containers and delivered by Qube Logistics to the Port of Fremantle.
The concentrate was bagged at Wiluna and stockpiled before being loaded into the 20 shipping containers and transported by road train and then by rail to Fremantle. The initial containers will be shipped to Vladivostok in Russia; currently, 12 of the 20 containers have been loaded with concentrate and are on route to Perth from Wiluna.
The company said its concentrator has been performing at or above nameplate throughput capacity. To date, over 1,100 bags of concentrate, or about 2,150 wet tonnes, have been produced and bagged.
“Now that this initial delivery and shipment has been confirmed the company plans to ship the concentrate out at a regular frequency, gradually increasing the size of each shipment,” said executive chair Milan Jerkovic.
“We look forward to regular shipments which will greatly increase our revenue and assist in financing the expansion of Wiluna to becoming a top 10 ASX-listed gold producer in the next few years.”
The company owns 100% of the Western Australia operation.
Source: Wiluna Mining