Terramin Australia’s restart of a historic gold mine within the Adelaide Hills project area in South Australia has taken a step forward following the completion of a $1.1 million managed aquifer recharge (MAR) trial.
MAR technology is used to ensure sufficient irrigation of the Bird-In-Hand mine site while avoiding impacts to local water users. Bird-In-Hand is a historic gold mine that produced over 30,000 ounces of gold between 1881–1889.
Terramin has pegged capital costs for Bird-In-Hand’s restart at around $25.6 million.
The base and precious metal producer purchased Bird-In-Hand as part of its 3702-square kilometre Adelaide Hills gold tenement package in 2013 and updated the mine’s resource in 2018 to 650,000 tonnes at an average yield of 12.6 grams a tonne of gold for 265,000 ounces. Terramin holds 12 exploration tenements within the Adelaide Hills project area.