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New contract awarded for metal operation

Silver Lake Resources
Silver Lake Resources

An underground mining company has won another tender for a precious metal operation in Western Australia’s Kalgoorlie-Boulder region.

A subsidiary of Macmahon Holdings was recently offered a mining contract extension for Silver Lake Resources’ Daisy Milano Gold Mine, Cock-eyed Bob Gold Mine and Maxwells Gold Mine, all about 50km southeast of Kalgoorlie.

Successful bidder GBF Group will continue to carry out mining operations at all three sites for another three years starting from the March 2020.

The group will also start building the proponent’s new Santa Gold Mine around the same time. QMEB can reveal the deal is worth about $200 million.

Hiring spree

GBF is current recruiting for the following fly-in fly-out (FIFO) vacancies:

  • diesel fitters and auto electricians (multiple positions)
  • shift fitters (multiple)
  • truck drivers (multiple)
  • airleg bolter
  • airleg rise miners (multiple)
  • charge up operators (multiple)
  • loader and teleremote loader operators (multiple)
  • operators and maintenance (multiple)
  • production drillers (multiple)
  • project manager
  • shift supervisors (multiple)
  • single and twin boom jumbo operators (multiple)
  • preventative maintenance fitters
  • mine foreman (multiple)
  • longhole operators (multiple)
  • fibrecrete sprayers (multiple)
  • grader operators (multiple)
  • nippers (multiple)
  • service crew (multiple)
  • mining graduate vacation program (multiple)
  • training and systems advisor.

Click here to apply. Successful applicants will be offered a roster of either 14 days on and 14 days off, eight days on and six days off or seven days on and seven days off. Shifts last about 12 hours each day.

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GBF previously worked at the Mount Monger gold operations from as early as the year 2014. Talks are underway to formalise the existing letter of intent that will eventually become a formal mining services agreement sometime in March.

“We are very pleased to receive this letter of intent from Silver Lake, which will continue and expand on GBF’s successful track record at the Mount Monger projects,” Macmahon CEO Michael Finnegan said in a statement to the stock market. “We are looking forward to working closely with Silver Lake on this project and building on our relationship with this key client.”

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