Johannesburg, South Africa — MININGREVIEW.COM — 29 January 2009 – Aflease Gold has announced that the first ore from its re-commissioned Sub-Nigel mine on the Witwatersrand has been hoisted on schedule.
Revealing this development in a news release issued here, the company confirmed that the ore will be stockpiled at its nearby Modder East operation for processing from May, when the Modder East plant goes into production. The new mine Aflease Gold is developing at Modder East is on track for first production in the last quarter of this year.
Aflease Gold chief executive Neal Froneman said the successful re-commissioning of Sub-Nigel would enable the company to build up ore stocks, run in the new plant and train workers in preparation for the start of operations at its flagship Modder East operation. “The focus of the Sub-Nigel team is now on safely achieving the planned production profile and establishing an underground training centre,” he added.