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Karari Underground Gold Mine

The Karari Underground Mine (or The Carosue Dam Gold Mine) is a gold mine located south of Laverton, Western Australia. See more information here


Scope of Works

Turnkey underground mining services for the Karari Underground Gold Mine, including:

  • The establishment of four portals; Main Decline, Exploration Decline, Switch back 5 and Whirling Dervish, with in excess of 14,000m of total development
  • Conventional and tele-remote loading of over 1,300,000 tonnes of ore
  • Haulage of all capital development, level development and stope ore and waste to surface ROM and waste stockpiles
  • All vertical development works comprising some 3,000m of raise drilling and boxhole slots
  • All underground construction and civils including vent walls, concrete collar and civil foundations​


Project Highlights
  • One Lost Time Injury (LTI) recorded for the Karari Underground Gold Mine
  • Averaging over 300m per month of fully supported development with a single Sandvik DD421-60 jumbo, over eight consecutive months, peak performance of 357m in a single month
  • RUC Mining was the first Mining Contractor to install and implement whole of mine, whole of fleet real time tracking system for improved safety and productivity
  • Ramped up production from 59,183 tonnes of ore in February 2017 to 111,515 tonnes in May 2017 an increase of 188% in three months


Underground Mining Jobs in the Goldfields WA

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Nick Maguire Manager Mechanised Mining and Raise Boring

Nick Maguire

Manager Mechanised Mining and Raise Boring

Since 1996, Nick’s career to date has predominantly involved underground metalliferous mining.
His experience gained during this time has been from the ground up, having spent years working underground at the ‘coal face’ through to statutory and senior management positions on site and at corporate head offices. This has given Nick an in depth knowledge of all aspects associated with underground mining.

Tracey Chan Finance Controller and Company Secretary

Tracey Chan

Finance Controller and Company Secretary

Tracey is a CPA qualified Accountant with 16 years’ experience working in various industries, including telecommunications, engineering and construction, professional services and the property sector. She started her career in Perth with Gascoine Group and VDM Engineering and Construction, before moving to London to work for City of London Telecom. Tracey joined RUC in 2014 and manages the day-to-day finance function, supporting internal and external business stakeholders, Project Managers and The Board of Directors.

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