Nickel-miner Mincor Resources has handed Hampton Mining and Civil Services the contract for early works at the Cassini project in Kambalda.

The contract comes off the back of the company raising $35.6 million in capital in late-2019.

Mincor Managing Director David Southam said the award of this early works contract, prior to completion of the Definitive Feasibility Study scheduled for later this quarter, represents a strong vote of confidence by the Board in the long-term future of Cassini – which is a key pillar in the Company’s integrated nickel restart strategy.

Given that Cassini is our flagship deposit, and with the project recently receiving all necessary key State Government approvals, it was a logical decision to commence pre-mining works as soon as possible,” he said.

“We are currently assessing the mining contract tenders for both the Northern and Southern Operations, and these contractors are, importantly, separate from Hamptons for this discrete program. 

“We are encouraged by the quality of tender submissions received to date and the resources being allocated by the contractors to partner with Mincor into the future.

The scope of work involves a two-month program focused on-site clearance activities for infrastructure and services, as well as the excavation of the box-cut at the Cassini site.

Hamptons kicks off-site mobilisation from today and clearing is expected to begin tomorrow.

Image: Mincor Managing Director David Southam, Kalgoorlie Miner