We are pleased to announce that Mako Mining has been awarded an additional two year extension to the long standing successful partnership with Western Areas NL at their Forrestania Nickel Operations. The contract scope is a continuation of the specialised small scale mechanised development and production services we are renowned for delivering over almost a decade on site. Utilising our well maintained fleet of purpose built drills (Atlas Copco T1D& H104) combined with one of the Australia’s biggest fleet of small loaders (4 x Caterpillar R1300G Tele-remote loaders under guidance technology) we have been able to maximise grades in narrow, complex, flat dipping zones of the Spotted Quoll orebody.

This contract extension will see this successful partnership extend to almost 10 years, since the commencement of narrow vein airleg services were provided in February of 2011 at the Flying Fox nickel mine.

Julian Laws – Managing Director:

“The contract extension is welcomed news for our dedicated team of underground operators and administrative staff at Forrestania Nickel Operations. Our relationship with WSA will now go on to almost span a decade and is testament to our professional diligent focus on delivering outstanding mining and safety objectives for our much valued Client these last 10 years. We would like to extend our warm appreciation and gratitude to Dan Lougher and all the Western Areas team for the success enjoyed thus far and now the ongoing opportunity to continue delivering professional narrow vein mining services at one of the world’s truly great high grade nickel mines”

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our long serving, loyal and dedicated underground mining team whose efforts always reflect the values and high standards Mako Mining bring to an operation like Spotted Quoll. Your dedication and perseverance to only deliver the highest standards of mining service is what has made us the success we are – many thanks to you all!”


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