GHANA – Vancouver-based Asanko Gold has poured its first gold at the Asanko mine. The 400-oz bar was smelted a month ahead of schedule.
The Asanko project carried a capital cost of US$295 million and the all-in sustaining cost is expected to be US$781 per oz of gold produced. Proven and probable reserves for phase one are 36.7 million tonnes averaging 2.15 g/t Au and containing 2.51 million oz.
The project includes the Nkran pit and a 8,300-t/d carbon-in-leach plant. Both SAG and ball milling are employed. Phase 1 of the project will provide about 650 permanent jobs.
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