Action Drill & Blast (ADB) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a contract to provide production drilling and LSI (load, stem, initiate blasting) services to Macmahon Holdings Limited at Newcrest’s Telfer Gold Mine in WA’s Pilbara region.
ADB General Manager Warren Fair said: “We are delighted to be working with Macmahon to deliver optimum project outcomes at Telfer.”
“This contract further establishes our presence in the gold sector where we are differentiating ourselves through the application of stringent quality standards to improve efficiencies and reduce project costs.”
ADB commenced full operations at Telfer in February 2017. We have a crew of approximately 30 personnel and are operating a fleet of three down hole hammer drills and one top hole hammer drill.
Telfer is located 400km from Port Hedland and comprises the Main Dome and West Dome open pits, and the Telfer underground mine.
Approximately six million ounces of gold were produced between 1975 until Telfer’s closure in 2000 and over five million ounces of gold have been produced since operations recommenced in 2004.