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Kingston Resources kicks off mining in NSW

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Kingston Resources has commenced open pit mining at its Mineral Hill gold-copper mine in NSW.

Drilling and blasting kicked off at the Pearse North prospect, along with the delivery of first oxide ore to the run of mill pad.

Mineral Hill ceased hard rock mining in 2016 under previous owners. Since then, Kingston Resources has been working hard to recommence mining, with the object of becoming a regionally significant producer.

The commencement of mining at Mineral Hill comes three weeks after the successful completion of the tailings retreatment project.

The plant refurbishment project is also well-advanced, with the company expecting to be treating pit oxide ore in July.

Kingston continues to focus on employing and purchasing local, ensuring the benefits of Mineral Hill’s success stay within the region. Over the past three weeks, the company has welcomed 15 new employees to the Mineral Hill team within mining, processing and geology sections.

The majority of these new employees are local residents of the Lachlan Shire. The recruitment process is going well with an additional 13 people expected to commence with Kingston during June and July.

“We are delighted to announce the commencement of open pit mining at Pearse North, which signifies a major step forward for the Mineral Hill project,” Kingston Resources managing director and chief executive officer Andrew Corbett said.

“The Pearse North and Pearse South open pits will be the initial stages of our return to hard rock mining at Mineral Hill, and we look forward to continuing to develop this project and delivering value to our shareholders.”

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