South Africa

BTRP Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeTailings
StatusActive
Commodities
  • Gold
Mining Method
  • Hydraulic mining
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
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SnapshotBarberton Mines also includes the BTRP surface retreatment operation which is located within Fairview Mine’s mining right footprint area. The BTRP was designed to treat 100,000t of tailings per month and adds low-cost and low-risk ounces to Pan African's production profile.

At the end of the BTRP’s tailings retreatment life, when current sources are depleted, it is planned to convert the plant to process hard rock feedstock from the Royal Sheba project, which has an estimated life-of-mine of eight years, with the orebody being open at depth.
Related AssetBarberton Operation

Owners

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CompanyInterestOwnership
Employee Share Ownership Plan (the ‘ESOP’) 5 % Indirect
Pan African Resources plc 95 % Indirect
Pan African Resources' subsidiary, Barberton Mines Proprietary Limited, owns 95% of the Barberton operation. Employees own 5% of the issued share capital of Barberton Mines through an ESOP.

Deposit type

  • Tailings

Summary:

The BTRP section retreats previously processed gold ore in the form of slime material. The slimes emanate from historical mining activities on the same orebodies that are currently being mined underground from the existing Barberton Mines underground operations.

The material is confined to the deposition site of historical tailings and approximately 1m beneath the historical footprint. The ore consists of oxidised tailings containing pyrite and arsenopyrite associated gold, which was not recovered in the initial treatment process.

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

Processing

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Production

CommodityUnits202320222021202020192018201720162015
Gold oz  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe24,00717,50426,74528,59124,283
All production numbers are expressed as metal in doré.

Operational metrics

Metrics202320222021202020192018201720162015
Annual production capacity  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe25 koz of gold metal in doré30 koz of gold metal in doré30 koz of gold metal in doré30 koz of gold metal in doré25 koz of gold metal in doré
Annual processing capacity  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe
Ore tonnes mined  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe1,114,923 t
Tonnes processed  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe1,114,923 t858,967 t821,691 t959,215 t971,627 t

Production Costs

CommodityUnits2023202220212020201920182017
Cash costs (sold) Gold USD  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe 552 / oz   691 / oz   378 / oz  
All-in sustaining costs (AISC) Gold USD  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe 552 / oz **   695 / oz **   392 / oz **  
All-in costs Gold USD  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe 576 / oz **   1,072 / oz **   455 / oz **  
** Net of By-Product.

Operating Costs

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Total operating costs ($/t milled) ZAR 269  283  277  259  169  181  167  136  

Financials

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Capital expenditures M ZAR  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe 8.1   85.4   26.4  
Revenue M ZAR  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe 431.7   291.3   451.5  
EBITDA M ZAR  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe 178   94.6   267.6  

Heavy Mobile Equipment

Fleet data has not been reported.

Personnel

Mine Management

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