Mining at the Taylor Mine is currently focused on extracting ore from the 1004 Zone, employing a mix of Long Hole Stoping (60%) and cut and fill (40%) methods. Ore is hauled to surface by a fleet of 45 tonne trucks, averaging a production rate of approximately 600 tpd. Ore from the Taylor Mine is processed at the Holt Mill.
The Holt Mill is one of the best gold mills in the region with a capacity of 3,000 tpd, of which approximately 1,300 tpd are supplied from Holt Mine and a little under 600 tpd from the Taylor Mine, representing a 60% utilization rate.
The Holt Mill was constructed in 1988, originally designed for a throughput of 1,360 tpd. Expansions in 1988 and 2001 increased the throughput to 2,500 tpd and 3,000 tpd respectively.
Surface ore storage totals 4,900 tonnes in three silos. There is a grinding circuit, two cyclone cluster circuits, a thickener, and a Carbon-in-Leach (CIL) circuit within the plant facilities.
Precious metal stripping is performed in batch. Carbon is transferred to an adsorption column where a Zadra process is utilized as the gold elution method. Barren solution is circulated through two shell and tube heat exchangers and a 360 kW electric inline heater. The resulting pregnant solution is pumped from the solution tank to an electrowinning cell. The gold precipitate is further refined using a 125 kW inductotherm furnace.