In June, the company commenced progressive restart of the mine after securing an approval from the Northern Territory Department of Mines and Energy and the Commonwealth Minister for Industry.

The mine was forced to suspend operations after a uranium spill in December 2013. Investigations found that over one million liters of the toxic material escaped from the leaching tank.

Operations including exploration decline development and progressive rehabilitation continued during the quarter and the mine milled 46,000 tons of ore; however, no uranium oxide was shipped by the end of June.

Around 4.2 million tons of waste material was moved at the initial backfill of Pit 3. Infrastructure to convert Pit 3 into a tailings repository is expected to be installed during the second half of the year, the company said.