Rock on Ground Pty Ltd has been selected as the preferred drill & blast contractor by SMS Innovative Mining Pty Ltd (SMS) to provide drilling, blasting and explosives supply services for the Kailis Gold Project, which is located approximately 5km north of Leonora in the Eastern Goldfields region of Western Australia. SMS have been awarded the mining contract by Saracen Minerals Holdings to provide the initial open pit mining services for the Kailis Gold project.

Rock on Ground will initially provide an Atlas Copco D65 and Sandvik DP1500i drills and associated blasting and explosive supply equipment for the open pit drill and blast work which will commence in April 2017 and run initially for 13 months.

Managing Director for Rock on Ground – Alan Vickery stated: “We have worked closely and collaboratively with SMS at the Thunderbox Gold project where both companies are contracted separately to Saracen, and recently at the Ulysses West Gold project where ROG sub-contracted to SMS in their inaugural and highly successful full mining services contract. We are extremely excited about building on that relationship with SMS through the supply of services for this project, and more projects in the future as SMS evolves into a leading mining services contractor to match its successful equipment hire business.”

Saracen is a highly regarded, mid-tier Australian gold company that boasts a 300,000oz per annum production profile, ore reserves in excess of 1.6 million ounces of gold, and has a market capitalisation in excess of $1 billion.


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For further information please contact:

Mr. Ben Daniel | Operations Manager

P: 08 9248 6944 | M: 040 985 7771 | E: ben.daniel@rockonground.com.au