When David Hamlyn, now MD of Excelsior Gold, first contacted the Auralia offices over two years ago his team were still trading as Atom Energy. Having divested themselves of their Uranium projects, they had turned their attention to a large package of very prospective ground north of Kalgoorlie. Although the team was very experienced with exploration and mining geology for gold in the area, they realised that they still needed some help with the optimisation, planning, mining and environmental areas related to the project.
Enter Auralia Mining Consulting.
Auralia began work in earnest in Q1 2011 with the now re-branded Excelsior Gold company, and via conceptual underground and open pit stuidies quickly helped the Excelsior team identify that their Kalgoorlie North Project had excellent economic potential. Auralia provided guidence for further drill targets, and our work allowed the team at Excelsior Gold to secure all-important finance to help progress the Kalgoorlie North Project forward.
A short eighteen months later, and the Excelsior Gold brand continues to grow, with the Excelsior Gold team just releasing a further Resource update, taking their total gold in Resource for the Kalgoorlie North Project to 17.9Mt @ 1.66/gt for 952,000 ounces.
During the time that Auralia has been associated with Excelsior Gold we’ve provided:
- Underground Mining Expertise
- Open Pit Mining Expertise
- Environmental Expertise
- Project Management
- Broker and Finance Liaison