Operations

Barberton Gold Mines
Life-of-mine Years: 22
Description and location Located in a greenstone belt, this is a low cost, high grade operation comprising three mines: Fairview, Sheba and New Consort and a recently commissioned tailings retreatment plant (BTRP).
Mining Charter rating: 3
Headcount Number of employees: 1 835
Number of contractors: 422
Operational statistics Production (tonnes milled): 268 383
Production (AU oz per annum): 84 690
Capacity (AU oz per annum): 95 000
Tonnage (capacity per annum): 300 000
Head grade (Grams per tonne): 11,0
Sustainable capital per annum (ZAR million): 120
Resources and Reserves Resources: 9.0Mt @ 10.15g/t (2.9Moz)
Reserves: 4.9Mt @ 9.17g/t (1.4Moz)
Exploration: Ongoing
Cash cost: USD694/oz
Barberton Tailings Retreatment Plant
Life-of-mine Years: 14
Description and location Located at Barberton Mines, the R325.7 million gold tailings retreatment plant commenced construction in April 2012, was completed on schedule and within budget, and achieved its inaugural gold pour in June 2013.
Mining Charter rating: 3
Headcount Number of employees: 56
Number of contractors: 38
Operational statistics Production (tonnes milled): 959 215
Production (AU oz per annum): 28 591
Capacity (AU oz per annum): 30 000
Tonnage (capacity per annum): 1 200 000
Head grade (Grams per tonne): 1,7
Sustainable capital per annum (ZAR million): 5
Resources and Reserves Resources: 20.8Mt @ 1.27g/t (0.9Moz)
Reserves: 13.3Mt @ 1.46g/t (0.6Moz)
Exploration: Ongoing
Cash cost: USD315/oz
Evander Gold Mines
Life-of-mine Years: 16
Description and location Located in the Witwatersrand basin, current operations comprise 8 Shaft, several potential development projects – Poplar, Evander South, Rolspruit and Elikhulu (a surface tailings retreatment project), the Kinross metallurgical processing plant and tailings storage facility.
Mining Charter rating: 3
Headcount Number of employees: 2 418
Number of contractors: 779
Operational statistics Production (tonnes milled): 408 281
Production (AU oz per annum): 73 496
Capacity (AU oz per annum): 95 000
Tonnage (capacity per annum): 480 000
Head grade (Grams per tonne): 5,7
Sustainable capital per annum (ZAR million): 150
Resources and Reserves Resources: 92.4Mt @ 9.78g/t (29.0Moz)
Reserves: 28.4Mt @ 8.32g/t (7.6Moz)
Exploration: Ongoing
Cash cost: USD954/oz
Evander Tailings Retreatmet Plant
Life-of-mine Years: 16
Description and location A tailings retreatment project which will exploit historically generated gold tailings deposited in the Kinross tailings storage facility and surface sources.
Mining Charter rating: 3
Headcount Number of employees: 12
Number of contractors: 7
Operational statistics Production (tonnes milled): 1 445 044
Production (AU oz per annum): 18 151
Capacity (AU oz per annum): 20 000
Tonnage (capacity per annum): 2 400 000
Head grade (Grams per tonne): 0,3
Sustainable capital per annum (ZAR million): 2
Resources and Reserves Resources: 214.5Mt @ 0.30g/t (2.0Moz)
Reserves: 35.8Mt @ 0.31g/t (0.4Moz)
Exploration: Ongoing
Cash cost: USD587/oz
Phoenix Platinum
Life-of-mine Years: 9
Description and location Phoenix Platinum is a tailings plant which extracts platinum group metals from chrome tailings.
Mining Charter rating: 3
Headcount Number of employees: 3
Number of contractors: 58
Operational statistics Production (tonnes milled): 248 981
Production (PGE oz per annum): 8 339
Capacity (PGE oz per annum): 12 000
Tonnage (capacity per annum): 360 000
Head grade (Grams per tonne): 3,1
Sustainable capital per annum (ZAR million): 1
Resources and Reserves Resources: 6.2Mt @ 3.16g/t (0.6Moz)
Reserves: 2.7Mt @ 2.54g/t (0.2Moz)
Exploration: Ongoing
Cash cost: USD613/oz
Uitkomst Colliery
Life-of-mine Years: 22
Description and location An underground coal mining operation located in the KwaZulu-Natal province.
Mining Charter rating: New entry
Headcount Number of employees: 115
Number of contractors: 326
Operational statistics Production (tonnes mined): 128 022
Coal washed and sold (tonnes/annum): 136 102
Tonnage (capacity per annum): 420 000
Kcal: >6,000
Sustainable capital per annum (ZAR million): 10
Resources and Reserves Resources: 23.3Mt
Reserves: Ongoing
Exploration: Ongoing
Cash cost: USD45/tonne

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