The Mt Rawdon open pit gold operation is located 75km south-west of Bundaberg, Queensland and is surrounded by the traditional lands of the Byellee, Gooreng Gooreng, Gurang and Taribelang Bunda people who make up the Port Curtis Coral Coast native title claim group. Our local communities are Mt Perry, Gin Gin, Biggenden and Gayndah. Evolution has owned and operated Mt Rawdon since November 2011.
Mt Rawdon has produced over 50 tonnes of gold since the mine began operating and is a reliable contributor to our group production over the last nine years.
FY20 gold production was 82,004oz. Production guidance was revised lower early in the financial year to 80,000 – 85,000oz (original guidance of 90,000 – 100,000oz) due to geotechnical issues in the western wall. AISC was A$1,546/oz which was slightly above the revised guidance of A$1,490 – A$1,540/oz (original guidance of A$1,210 – A$1,260/oz).
Despite FY20 challenges, our Mt Rawdon team exemplify thinking differently when it comes to driving improvements to their operation from both a safety and production perspective. As an example the team are currently investigating an exciting sustainability project utilising the post-mining open pit for a pumped hydro installation.