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  • Westgold Resources (WGX) has recommenced operations at Bluebird Underground Mine at Meekatharra
  • The mine’s development works were paused due to COVID-19 labour issues
  • During this time, a significant underground drilling program was completed with positive results extending the resource and mine design
  • With the recommencement of mining, Westgold now operates three underground mines in this area
  • At market close, Westgold is up 1.31 per cent and is trading at $1.94 per share

Westgold Resources (WGX) has recommenced operations at Bluebird Underground Mine at Meekatharra.

Earlier this year, development works were temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 labour issues.

During this hiatus, a significant underground drilling program was completed with positive results extending the resource and mine design.

With the recommencement of mining, Westgold now operates three underground mines in this area — Paddy Flat, South Emu – Triton and Bluebird.

These three underground mines alone are expected to deliver more than 100,000 ounces per annum to the Bluebird processing plan.

Notably, Westgold owns around 700 square kilometres of mineral licences across the Central Murchison from Meekatharra North to the Reedy’s mining area in the south.

Last month, Westgold said it is on track to meet its target output of 80,000 tonnes per month from its Big Bell underground operation.

The company has been speeding up the production at Big Bell, with 110,000 tonnes of ore produced in Q1 and 185,000 tonnes produced in Q4.

At market close, Westgold is up 1.31 per cent and is trading at $1.94 per share.

WGX by the numbers
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