The R325-million Barberton Tailings Retreatment Plant (BTRP) is located within the Fairview Mine’s footprint area. BTRP has been designed to treat 100,000 tonnes of tailings per month and adds high margin and low risk ounces to our production profile, with production of some 20,000oz per year at an AISC of US$795/oz. The current life of the operation is estimated at 6 years and has the added benefit of turning our Barberton environmental rehabilitation liabilities into profits.

Located within the Fairview Mine’s footprint area, the BTRP was designed to treat 100 000 tons of tailings per month and adds high-margin and low-risk ounces to our production profile. BTRP has the added benefit of turning our Barberton environmental rehabilitation liabilities into profits while also rehabilitating ground for more sustainable uses.

Operational and Performance Review 2022

Performance FY22

Operational & Performance Review 2022
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Tailings Operations – BTRP

  • Production increased by 7.1% to 19,560oz (FY21; 18,239oz)
  • AISC of US$891/oz (FY21: US$946/oz), AISC margin of g1%
  • LOM – 2 years from current surface resources, to increase with incorporation of expected feed planned from the Royal Sheba project
  • -AR75million to convert BTRP to hard rock run-of-mine plant – includes crusher circuit and conversion of regrind mill to treat 35ktpm of Royal Sheba ore
  • EBITDA generated: ZAR217.81m (US$14.3m) (FY21:ZAR192,1m; US$12.5m)
  • Contributes low-cost and low-risk ounces to Group production profile – rehabilitated land can be repurposed