Resources and Reserves


Operations at a glance

Operation Name Barberton Gold Mining Operations
Parent and ownership percentage Pan African Resources PLC (100% attributable)
Company name Barberton Mines (Pty) Limited (South African incorporated)
Country of operation South Africa
Provincial jurisdiction Mpumalanga
Number of employees 2,006
Number of contractors 644
Commodity being mined Gold
Geological setting Sediments and metavolcanics with a Greenstone Belt
Mining method Underground semi-mechanised up-dip cut and fill and up-dip room and stick
Extraction method Concentrator and BIOX®
Name Plate Annual Production
Tonnage (t) 300,000
Head Grade (g/t) 11.0g/t
Gold produced (oz) 90,000oz (115,000oz including BTRP)
Cash cost US$797/oz
Capex per annum ZAR120 million
LOM 22 years



Barberton Mines is the birthplace of BIOX® (‘Biological Oxidation’), an environmentally friendly process of releasing the gold from the sulphide that surrounds, using organisms that perform this process naturally. Barberton is still used as the training facility for all BIOX® plants globally.

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Map - Barberton Location

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