MALI – Vancouver-based NEVSUN RESOURCES has begun commissioning the process plant at its new Tabakoto gold mine in the Kenieba mining district. Preliminary mechanical testing has been going on since January, but stockpiled low-grade ore has now been fed to the mill. Commercial production105,000 oz/yearshould be reached between late-March and the end of April. Total pre-production costs were US$63 million.
The feasibility study put proven and probable open pit reserves at 3.35 million tonnes averaging 5.26 g/t Au. There is also significant underground potential, according to Nevsun.
Besides Tabakoto, Nevsun has several other projects on the go in Africa. Learn more at www.Nevsun.com.