As a "brownfield development" the Mt Todd Gold Mine has significant existing infrastructure including paved access from the major transportation corridor, a natural gas pipeline to the site and medium-tension power lines, and a fresh water reservoir. Vista Gold Australia has installed a water treatment plant as part of its water management plan and ongoing environmental stewardship for the Mt Todd site.
Vista Gold is encouraged by the potential of the Mt Todd project and is advancing plans to redevelop Mt Todd as a producing gold mine. Current plans contemplate an open pit mine with conventional open pit mining methods. Ore would be processed on site to recover the contained precious metals prior to disposal of the tailings in one of two tailings impoundment facilities. The development plans also consider the closure and reclamation of some of the existing facilities in the early years of the project.
Recent assessments of the gold resources at Mt Todd have estimated measured and indicated gold resources at the Batman deposit to be over 7 million ounces of gold. Work to date has been encouraging and Vista Gold has recently announced that it believes that the project can now support a 40-45,000 tonne per day process facility.