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Heron grows Woodlawn workforce as underground mining starts

Heron Resources has launched underground mining at the Woodlawn zinc-copper project in New South Wales with development now almost three-quarters complete.

The company has kept construction on track for commissioning to start by the end of the year.

Heron expects a rapid expansion of its on-site workforce in the next few months as recruitment continues and operational roles are filled. The company is seeking to recruit operating staff from the local community.

In addition to contractor Pybar starting underground mining, Heron reported that engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) was 73 per cent complete at the end of August.

Heron managing director Wayne Taylor said the underground access would enable the company to deliver underground ore in the processing plant in 2019.

“Once underground, our geological team will focus on further expanding the known mineralised positions to build upon the excellent and cost-effective work they have undertaken to date,” Taylor said. Read more…

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