Galane gold acquired Galaxy Gold in November 2015. Galaxy gold is situated 8 km west of the town of Barberton and 45 km west of the provincial capital of Nelspruit in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa. The property covers 58.6 km2 is part of the prolific Barberton Greenstone Belt.
Galaxy Gold is one of the oldest mining operations in South Africa with the discovery of gold by Jack Greaves in 1888.
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Galaxy Potential Ore Sources
Galaxy consists of 21 ore bodies all of which can be accessed via adits at level 17 and level 22. Examples of the ore bodies are:
- Galaxy ore body – a massive pipe shaped ore body with a thickness of 35m and a strike of around 100m.
- Woodbine and Giles ore bodies – both narrow steeply dipping with a thickness of up to 2.4m and a strike of 900m.
- Princeton ore body – a steeply dipping ore body with a thickness of 5m and a strike of 300m.
The current mine plan includes the mining of Galaxy and Princeton using a mechanised cut and fill mining method. There are also extensive tailings around the mine site which Galaxy will use to supplement production.
Galaxy Processing Plant
Galane has refurbished the existing 15,000 tonne per month crush, mill and float plant. During 2019 it will upgrade the plant to 30,000 tpm by installing a new milling section, mill and doubling the capacity of the existing float plant. It will also establish a new concentrate area with two new filters presses producing over 2,500 tonnes per month.
Galane is commencing work on a scoping study to double the size of the plant again to match the potential production it could achieve from its underground operations.
Galane has a drill ready plan to expand the resource to over 4 million ounces. Work will commence as required to support any future expansion of Galaxy.