Paulsen’s Gold Mine
Paulsen’s is an operational underground gold mine located 180 km west of the mining town of Paraburdoo on the border of the Ashburton and West Pilbara Mineral Fields, Western Australia.
It has a Measured Indicated and Inferred Mineral Resource estimate of 2,306,000 tonnes @ 4.3g/t for 318,000 ounces of gold. (See table 2)
The Ashburton and West Pilbara Mineral Fields host a number of WA’s significant resource projects, with a resurgence currently occurring in the region on the back of exploration and development of iron ore, gold and base metals projects.
The Paulsen’s underground mine and 365km2 tenement package were purchased by Northern Star in July 2010.This included the fully operational mine with a decline developed down 525 metres below surface, 350,000 tonnes per annum processing facility which achieves 95% gold recoveries with a 120 man modern camp/office facility.
Australian Underground Drilling
2011-May-AUD commenced underground diamond drilling at Paulsen’s Gold Mine.
AUD has significantly increased productivity and successfully provided NST with versatile drill rigs able to drill deep exploration holes ,shorter resource definition drilling and grade control throughout the mine, including the upper levels.
AUD is very proud of NST success and to have provided NST with;
“‘The highest grade intersection in Australian Modern Day Gold history” PDU1738 5.6m @1,712g/t inc 0.8m @ 12,178g/t.