Through the tour, Ramelius’ Managing Director Mark Zeptner defined how essential it was for his or her operation to be a part of the neighborhood and contribute positively to the township of Mt Magnet.
“The chance to herald elite athletes who’re function fashions for regional and native communities; I believe that’s only a win-win. It has additionally elevated consciousness locally concerning the gold trade,” defined Mr Zeptner.
West Coast Fever objective shooter Sasha Glasgow and 2020 West Coast Fever goalkeeper Olivia Lewis joined Netball WA Group Coach Charo Moore for an unique underground tour of the Shannon Pit with the Ramelius Mt Magnet staff.
Fever gamers have been taken to depths of 250m on the high-grade underground operation the place they heard from Geology Superintendent Sam Hamilton together with Underground Supervisor Frank Pellicano concerning the subsurface rock formation and operations.
“I didn’t realise the total extent of the quantity of individuals which are wanted and required to function a mine website. There’s a lot work that goes on behind the scenes simply to get the gold out,” stated Ms Glasgow.
Highlights of the underground tour included experiencing the refuge chamber and getting a first-hand probability to identify actual gold within the rocks.
Returning to the floor, Fever gamers visited the Eridanus Open Pit lookout. Drilling and challenge growth work for Eridanus was performed in 2018-19 with the Stage 2 open pit cutback at the moment underway.
After viewing the pits within the Cosmos Mine Space, and recognizing just a few wild goats throughout the operation, it was time to move north. The subsequent stop-off was the Galaxy Mine space the place the staff visited the Checkers Processing Plant, a 1.9Mtpa standard semi-autogenous grinding (SAG) gold mill. Fever gamers learnt concerning the milling at Mt Magnet from the processing staff, which has beforehand been operated at 2.4Mtpa.
Managing Director Mark Zeptner, Communications Supervisor Claire Weeber and Receptionist Mikayla Gibney and Ramelius’ Mt Magnet Workforce, together with Normal Supervisor Liz Jones, Open Pit Mining Supervisor Greg Rawlinson and Underground Supervisor Frank Pellicano did an important job of answering all of the participant’s burning questions throughout lunch.
Within the afternoon, Fever gamers hosted a netball abilities neighborhood clinic at Mt Magnet District Faculty, with 30 college students from years 2 to five in attendance. The scholars practised their passing and capturing abilities and acquired some insightful suggestions from the Fever gamers.
“I didn’t realise how small Mount Magnet was. So, it was good to have the ability to meet everybody and see that it’s an enormous kind-of-family out right here,” Ms Glasgow concluded.
That is the fourth gold mine gamers have visited, with earlier visits to Northern Star Sources’ Kanowna Bell and Tremendous Pit, and Gold Fields’ St Ives in 2020 and early 2021.