South Africa

Phoenix Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeTailings
Commodities
  • Gold
Mining Method
  • Hydraulic mining
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ShapshotThe Phoenix project, or the Tswelopele Beneficiation Operation, is a low-cost, high profit-margin low-grade tailings reprocessing operation.

Owners

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CompanyInterestOwnership
BEE 24 % Indirect
Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd. 76 % Indirect
Phoenix is 100% owned by the black economic empowerment company, Tswelopele Beneficiation Operation Proprietary Limited, of which Harmony is a 76% shareholder.

Deposit type

  • Tailings

Summary:

The Phoenix operation, located adjacent to Harmony’s current and historical operations in the Free State, involves the retreatment of tailings from tailings storage facilities in the region to extract any residual gold. Material contained in the TSFs originates from deep level gold mines, operated by Harmony and other mining companies. The mining operations predominantly extract narrow, tabular gold-bearing conglomerate reefs, namely the Basal, B, Elsburg (EA), Dreyerskruil and Beatrix Reefs. These reefs occur within the Archean Witwatersrand Basin which hosts the Witwatersrand Supergroup succession. The Basal Reef is located at the base of the Harmony Formation, within the Johannesburg Subgroup of the Central Rand Group (“CRG”). The B Reef is part of the Spec Bona Member at the base of the Aandenk Formation, within the Turffontein Subgroup of the CRG. The Beatrix Reef is part of the Earls Court Member of the Aandenk Formation, within the Turffontein Subgroup of the CRG. The Elsburg (EA) and Dreyerskruil Reefs occur within the Eldorado Formation of the Turffontein Subgroup, capping the CRG in the Free State Goldfield. The TSF material is the waste product of crushing, milling and gold extraction by carbon-in-leach (“CIL”) or CIP methods. As man-made deposits the TSFs are not the result of natural sedimentary processes. The grade of the TSFs is a function by the grade of the original reef sources, and the efficiency of the processing method at the time of treatment.

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Mining Methods

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

Processing

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Production

CommodityUnits20222021202020192018201720162015
Gold oz  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe24,30623,69529,51525,84927,875
All production numbers are expressed as metal in doré.

Operational metrics

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Tonnes milled  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe6,133 kt5,962 kt6,729 kt6,465 kt6,245 kt

Production Costs

CommodityUnits202220212020201920182017
Cash costs Gold USD  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe 999 / oz   1,071 / oz   907 / oz  
All-in sustaining costs (sold) Gold USD  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe 1,015 / oz   1,080 / oz   926 / oz  

Operating Costs

Currency20172016
Processing costs ($/t milled) USD 4  3  

Financials

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Capital expenditures M ZAR  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe 6   3   5  
Revenue M  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe 31  USD 31  USD 38  USD
Gross profit M  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe 7  USD 5  USD 10  USD

Heavy Mobile Equipment

Fleet data has not been reported.

Personnel

Mine Management

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