Lihir Gold Mine

Client: Newcrest Mining

Location: Papa New Guinea

LDD acted as the principal drilling consultant on a highly complex drilling project at Lihir Gold Mine, PNG.

LDD worked closely with our client, Newcrest Mining, to develop and optimise the drilling of a 1.8m diameter shaft at an angle of 45 degrees. This shaft was a critical element of the expansion of the facilities at Lihir Gold Mine, which also included the installation of a new crushing facility, upgrades to the ore processing plant, and additional power generation capacity and water supply.