Matilda Mining Commences
Matilda Mining Commences
Perth, July 20, 2016 AEST (ABN Newswire) - Blackham Resources Ltd (ASX:BLK) ("Blackham") is pleased to announce that it has successfully achieved another milestone towards gold production with the commencement of open pit mining and underground development work at the Company's Matilda Gold Project.

- Blackham commences mining at the Matilda Mine

- Underground development commenced at Golden Age

- Wiluna Gold Plant wet commissioning on track for August 2016

Blackham's open pit contractor, MACA Ltd (ASX:MLD) has mobilised the initial mining fleet and commenced mining operations at the Matilda M10 open pit.

Pybar Mining Services Ltd has also commenced underground development at the high grade Golden Age orebody.

Blackham's Managing Director, Bryan Dixon, said "The commencement of mining represents another significant milestone in the Company's transition from gold explorer to producer at a time of record Australian gold prices."

The 5.1Moz Matilda Gold Project has an initial mine life of 8 years that is growing very rapidly.

The commencement of wet commissioning of the Wiluna processing plant is on track to begin in August 2016.

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About Blackham Resources Ltd

Blackham Resources ASX:BLKBlackham Resources Limited (ASX:BLK) (OTCMKTS:BKHRF) Wiluna-Matilda Gold Operation is located in Australia's largest gold belt which stretches from Norseman through Kalgoorlie to Wiluna. The Operation now includes resources of 96Mt @ 2.2g/t for 6.7Moz Au all within 20kms of the central processing facility. Blackham has consolidated the entire Wiluna Goldfield within a +1,440km2 tenure package which has historically produced in excess of 4.4 million ounces over a 120-year mining history.



Bryan Dixon
Managing Director
Blackham Resources
T: +61-8-9322-6418

David Tasker / Tony Dawe
Professional Public Relations
T: +61-8-9388-0944

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