Hillgrove Resources Limited required an operational plant to re-open an existing gold mine at Kanmantoo in Adelaide Hills, SA.
An existing plant was advertised for sale at the Pillara Mine at Lennard Shelf. The lead/zinc mine near Fitzroy Crossing, WA, was owned by Western Mining BHP/Billiton but due to the high cost of production and the diminishing of good grade ore, eventually put an end to the mine operations.
Wilde and Woollard was commissioned to prepare an inventory at the site of existing plant and equipment compromising crushers, conveyors and infrastructure for dismantling, transporting and re-erection at Kanmantoo, SA.
Hillgrove commenced ore processing in late October 2011. Purchase and relocation of the existing plant saved Hillgrove a substantial amount off the cost of a new installation.
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