St Ives gold mine
At St Ives, the multi-year investment in exploration and project development is maintaining momentum, with increases to the Mineral Resource in 2017. Important additions to the Resource base were mainly from Invincible Pit, Invincible UG, and Invincible South.
Invincible OP continued to perform well in 2017. Development commenced for Invincible underground in late 2017. With the focus on securing new mines to sustain the current LoM, the open pit opportunities along the Invincible/Speedway trend will be advanced in 2018, along with pre-resource opportunities at the Invincible Deep, Hamlet North and the Greater Invincible prospects. The palaeochannel gold project will be progressed in 2018 through a staged pre-feasibility study aimed at determining a mining method to take to feasibility.