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Tanami Expansion 2 (TE2) | Production Haulage Shaft

At the core of the Tanami Expansion 2 (TE2) Production Haulage Shaft is a required to economically exploit the resource below the current operational business plan. The Tanami Expansion 2 (TE2) Production Haulage Shaft will increase annual production, improve the operating margin of the current and future resources and more efficiently access ounces at depth.


Scope of Works

RUC commenced on site in Tanami in 2018 with works including;

  • August 2018: Assist raise drill de-rigging and set up for crane sinking.
  • November 2018: Crane sink stopped at 43.4m.
  • December 2018: Headframe sinking equipment mobilised and commissioned.
  • December 2018 to October 2019: Shaft sunk through the Meergat Fault to 212.2m.
  • October 2019 to November 2019: Tanami Expansion 2 Shaft backfilled by low strength CRF to 15.0m below collar.
  • November 2019: Install top-hat and riser pipe. Dismantle headframe. Assist setting up raise drill.
  • December 2019: Demobilise sinking equipment from site.


FIFO Shaft Sinking Miners Perth

Client:Newmont Australia
Location:Callie NT
Contract Duration:17 months
Safety Statistics:0.0 LTIFR

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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

Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

Tracey is a CPA qualified Accountant with over 22 years’ experience, 9 of which have been with RUC Mining Contractors as Financial Controller.  Prior to her tenure with RUC Mining, she worked in various industries including engineering and construction, property and telecommunications across Perth, Melbourne and London.  Tracey leads the Finance, Procurement, and supply chain functions, supporting internal and external stakeholders, while also managing company secretarial obligations for RUC Mining and its subsidiaries.

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