BTRP – Barberton Tailings
Retreatment Plant, South Africa
- 20Koz of Au production per annum
- Head grade: 1.6g/t
- LOM: > 15 years
The Barberton Tailings Retreatment Project at the Fairview Mine is the result of successful metallurgical test work carried out on the Bramber tailings dam.Located adjacent to the Bramber tailings storage (map) final commissioning of the project is on target to be completed in June 2013, with production anticipated to commence in July 2013.
With a cost structure of US$493/oz, this falls well within Pan African’s strategy of developing low cost, high margin prospects with production anticipated to be 20,000oz per annum with a life of mine of 15 years, increasing the production at Barberton to 115,000oz per year.