Inside the bold plan to extend the life of the Tropicana gold mine


Australia's fourth-largest gold mine, Tropicana, is looking to the coal sector for an innovative approach to extend its mine life.

It is an unusual move at a time when coal is in the doldrums and Australian gold producers are the sole bright spot in an otherwise battered mining industry, but Tropicana's joint venture owners AngloGold Ashanti and Independence Group reckon they have struck on something clever.

I think it very much is a defining moment [for Tropicana].

Mike Erickson, AngloGold Ashanti

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/mining-and-resources/inside-the-bold-plan-to-extend-the-life-of-the-tropicana-gold-mine-20151110-gkvr2p.html#ixzz3skbBwYo1

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