Austral is contracting out the mining, drill and blast, and haulage activities to contractors specialised in their respective areas. The mining method is by conventional truck and shovel (excavator). The mining contractor is responsible for the Anthill Project site preparation, including the construction of a creek diversion prior to commencing overburden removal then mining ore. Austral will utilise the production drill for ore sampling and provide geologists and surveyors for grade control. Waste and ore will be transported from the pits by a fleet of 135t dump trucks. Waste material is stockpiled to designated areas and ore is taken to a run of mine stockpile (ROM), ready for road haulage. Ore will be loaded onto road trains where it will be transported 45km to the Mt Kelly Facility.
Austral Resources technical services team will manage the mine design, mine scheduling, grade control, survey control and ore/waste delineation.