Winners of the NT Water in the Bush 2017 October 2017 The Mt Todd Gold Mine Project team are pleased to announce they are the proud recipients of the Australian Water Association’s Northern Territory Water Award for 2017.
The presentation of the award was made in Darwin at the Australian Water Association Northern Territory Branch 28th Water Bush Conference in October. The Mt Todd Director/General Manager Australia, Brent Murdoch, gratefully accepted the award & acknowledged the contribution and dedication achieved by all those who assisted in the development of the Water Management Plan.
Mt Todd Open Day Invitation April 2017 Download the information about the Open Day here.View images of the day here. The Mt Todd Gold Mine Project Management and Staff are pleased to host this event once again within the spectacular landscape created as a result of the recent and generous wet season. If you are genuinely keen to witness the process that is helping to build a great future for the Northern Territory and view firsthand, the potential of this valuable resource. then let us know so you will be included on the day.
Tour will be run from 8 – 12 noon Tour places strictly limited due to safety requirements on site.
Mt Todd Open Day Invitation April 2016 Download the information about the Open Day here. Once again, Vista Gold is pleased to invite the community to our 2016 Open Day at the Mt Todd Gold Mine on Saturday, 16 April. ... The 2015 Open Day event was a big success and will again include transport from Katherine, a tour of the site to demonstrate how the mine is currently managed, the water treatment facilities, an explanation of the gold deposit and Vista Gold’s plans for the future.
Tour will be run from 8 – 11am Tour places strictly limited due to safety requirements on site.
Mt Todd Open Day Invitation 28 March 2015 Download Community Update 28 March 2015 Vista Gold is pleased to invite the community to an Open Day at the Mt Todd Gold Mine on Saturday, 28 March. ... The Open Day event will include transport from Katherine, a tour of the site demonstrating how the mine is currently managed, the water treatment facilities, an explanation of the gold deposit and Vista Gold’s plans for the future. Tours will be run from 8 – 11am and 11am – 2pm*.
Tour places strictly limited due to safety requirements on site.
Mt Todd Open to Public 17 March 2015 Download Community Update March 2015 Vista Gold will hold a Community Open Day on Saturday, 28 March 2015 at the Mt Todd Gold Mine 50 kilometres north of Katherine.
Brent Murdoch, Vista Gold Director and General Manager Australia, said that the community had been very receptive to the mine at a number of public events and that the wet season is the best time to come and see what we do at Mt Todd.
News Supporting the Community 8 October 2014 Download Community Update 8 October 2014 This dry season has seen the team at Vista Gold involved and supporting a number of community and industry events. I was fortunate to once again present at the Katherine Regional Mining and Exploration Forum. This event provides a key opportunity for mining industry stakeholders to exchange information and ideas and demonstrate our support for the development of the industry.
This release is in accordance with the Waste Discharge Licence (WDL 178-3) we were granted by the Northern Territory Government and, as per our Licence agreement, we have advised relevant Government representatives.
The release of water is subject to a number of contributing factors including rainfall, the flow of the Edith River, current storage capacity and the quality of water and is carried out under strict environmental controls and monitoring requirements.
Major Project Status 24 April 2014 Download Community Update April 2014 Vista Gold is pleased to announce that the Northern Territory Government has awarded the Mt Todd gold project Major Project Status. Major Project Status is awarded by the Government to projects that have the potential to deliver significant economic opportunities to the Northern Territory. Speaking with the Minister for Mines and Energy, Willem Westra Van Holthe, Vista Gold President and CEO, Frederick Earnest said that he was extremely pleased with the NT Government's continued support for the redevelopment of the Mt. Todd gold project.
Vista Gold Fish Study 19 December 2013 Vista Gold’s core values of People, Planet and Prosperity encompass a vision used to guide the Corporation in all aspects of decision making. Paramount to these corporate values are environmental and social responsibility. Vista Gold’s environmental programs are based on worldwide standards and best practices. Each program is designed and implemented with a commitment not only to transparent reporting and compliance, but to continued improvement of environmental performance.
Water management continues to be the highest priority for the Vista Gold team at Mt Todd, particularly as they prepare the site for the approaching Wet Season.
Over the past few months the team has reduced volumes of water stored in the retention ponds around the site to their lowest levels in years, providing the necessary capacity to contain storm water once expected rains arrive. Additional infrastructure has also been completed to improve management of the site in an extraordinary weather event.
RP7 Evaporation Trial 4 September 2013 Download Community Update 4 September 2013 Water management has been a key component of Vista Gold’s maintenance program at Mt Todd since being involved with the gold mine site in 2006.
Almost a year ago, the company embarked on an innovative treatment plan for the water in Batman Pit and has since successfully treated more than ten gigalitres of contaminated water by raising its pH level from an acidic 3.3 to a neutral 7.
Vista Gold supports Nixon's X-ing Campdraft 21 August 2013 Download Community Update 21 August 2013 Vista Gold is proud to once again sponsor the Nixon's X-ing Campdraft which will be held in Katherine over the coming days.
Attracting entrants from across Australia, this event is not only considered the most prestigious Campdraft in the Northern Territory but it plays a vital role in the community raising funds to help those in need.
Special Thanks to Katherine Show 7 August 2013 Download Community Update 7 August 2013 Vista Gold would like to thank the local community of the Katherine region for visiting their stand at the recent Katherine Show.
This was a great opportunity for our staff to participate in a local event and discuss the Mt Todd gold project. Over the two days we answered hundreds of enquiries ranging from how we process the gold and mine expansion to employment and training opportunities.
One question that was frequently raised was what we will do with the metals from the treated water at Mt Todd.
Vista Gold invites the local community to say hello at the Katherine Show. 19 July 2013 Download Community Update 19 July 2013 Vista Gold invites the local community of the Katherine region to come say hello to staff from the Mt Todd gold project at the Katherine Show this week on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 July.
The Show provides us with a great opportunity to keep in contact with the community, discuss the project and to answer questions regarding our mining plans and management.
Vista Gold recently released the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Mt Todd gold project and will have copies of the document available to discuss at the stand.
Vista Gold participates in Katherine Regional Mining and Exploration Forum 5 June 2013 Download Community Update 15 June 2013 Vista Gold is pleased to be associated with the Katherine Regional Mining and Exploration Forum this week.
This conference highlights the significant role mining is and will continue to play in the future development of the Katherine region and presents an opportunity for local businesses to meet and explore possible joint ventures in the sector.
Envirotech Monitoring - Mt Todd environmental consultants 22 May 2013 Download Community Update 22 May 2013 Working with a can do attitude is important in the success of any business, particularly when you are dealing with extreme conditions and challenging situations encountered in the Northern Territory.
This positive attitude has enabled local company Envirotech Monitoring Pty Ltd to take on some interesting projects including securing the role of environmental consultants for Vista Gold on the Mt Todd gold mine project since 2009.
Water Treatment Success 8 May 2013 Download Community Update 8 May 2013 Vista Gold’s water treatment program for mine affected water in Mt Todd’s Batman Pit has proven to be the best solution for dealing with the site’s environmental legacy.
In October 2012 we implemented an innovative plan to raise the pH of more than ten gigalitres of contaminated water stored in the mine site’s open cut pit. Raising the pH causes the metals in the water to form a solid and drop to the bottom (precipitate) forming a thick sludge at the bottom. More than six months later the program has delivered results beyond expectations.
New Site Manager Dave Evans 10 April 2013 Download Community Update 10 April 2013 Vista Gold welcomes David (Dave) Evans as the latest addition to its team and the new Site Manager at Mt Todd. With over 25 years of mining experience Dave has both national and international mine management expertise. Previously employed as the Site Manager for Cape Lambert Leichhardt, Dave was responsible for the management of all activities on the mine site and surrounding leases and tenements.
Mt Todd Resources and Reserves 18 March 2013 Download Community Update 18 March 2013 Vista Gold recently announced that the Batman resource deposit at the Mt Tod gold project is now estimated to contain 7.40 million ounces of gold in the Measured and Indicated ("M&I") categories and 1.73 million ounces in the inferred category.
RP3 Water Treatment - Metal Reductions 13 March 2013 Vista Gold's water treatment program for Mt Todd Batman Pit is delivering excellent results with 97% of all metals in the top 15 metres of the water taken out. The in-situ water treatment program has produced an outstanding improvement on the quality of the water in Batman Pit.
Katherine Community Meeting - Presentation 27 February 2013 Vista Gold would like to thank members of the Katherine community who attended the Mt Todd Community Update on Saturday, 16 February 2013. The meeting provided a valuable opportunity for Vista Gold to share information, particularly relating to the recently issued Waste Discharge Licence and the water treatment program at the mine site.
Water Treatment Results 30 January 2013 Treatment of the 10 gigalitres of accumulated contaminated water stored in Mt Todd’s Batman Pit is now well advanced and considered the most significant activity for the project to date. Since October 2012, Vista Gold has added over 9,000 tonnes of finely ground limestone to the water which has changed the pH from an acidic 3.3 to 6.3. We will add a further 1,000 tonnes of limestone and then 2,000 tonnes of quicklime to push the pH above a neutral 7.2.
Community Updated Regularly 16 January 2013 Vista Gold has made a commitment to the local community to provide regular updates on its plans for the Mt Todd mine site and its environmental management including the treatment of water currently stored on site. From January 2013, key indicators regarding the water treatment program will be available on the Environment page of the Mt Todd website. No water has been discharged from Mt Todd this wet season as there has been no significant flow in the Edith River. This wet season we have had more evaporation than rain to date.
Welcoming New General Manager 28 November 2012 Download Community Update 28 November 2012 Vista Gold welcomes Brent Murdoch as the General Manager of its Australian ream. Brent is responsible for building the Mt Todd operating team, managing local stakeholder relationships and ultimately managing the operation of the Mt Todd mine.
Preparing for the Wet Season 14 November 2012 Download Community Update 14 November 2012 As the Top End community prepares for the Wet Season so too does the team at Mt Todd. Work is well underway to treat water in the Batman Pit so that it can be released in an environmentally responsible manner from site.
More than 1000 tonnes of finely ground limestone has already been added to the pit. After three weeks of treatment, it has been confirmed that changes in the water chemistry are occurring uniformly across the pit with the pH level of the water rising as expected.
Thanking the Community 29 October 2012 Download Community Update 29 October 2012 Vista Gold would like to thank members of Katherine community who attended the Mt Todd Community Update on Saturday 27 October 2012. The meeting provided a valuable opportunity for Vista Gold to share information, particularly relating to current water treatment plans and to listen to and discuss local concerns and aspirations for the project.
Plans to Treat Contaminated Water 20 October 2012 Vista Gold has announced plans to treat contaminated water in the mine pit at Mt Todd to make it safe for release. The water, which needs to be treated regardless of whether mining goes ahead, presently is acidic and contains various metals in solution.
The treatment involves pumping finely ground limestone into the body of the water, which will neutralise the acid as well as cause many of the metals in solution to sink to the bottom of the pit.