The Plant has produced 102,960 troy ounces of equivalent gold in the Calendar year 2002 and 59,345 troy ounces in 2003.
In 2002 a small scale operation designated the Test Pit began. A total of approximately 300,000 t of ore was mined from this pit to produce around 28,000 oz of gold. All ore mined was transported by rail to Ararat. This pit was deemed a success and a Phase II pit was commenced in mid 2003. This Phase II pit was planned to mine around 2 Mt of ore at a grade of 5.2 g/t Au. It was expected that production from this pit would be completed by early 2005.