DTH choice cuts costs at Navachab

2006 Sep 12

The Navachab gold mine in Namibia has the potential to reduce its operational costs with the introduction of down-the-hole drilling. The mine is aiming for a higher ore-to-waste ratio and substantial savings in loading and haulage.

AngloGold Ashanti is proving that substantial savings can be achieved by moving from contractor mining to owner mining.

In 1998?99, AngloGold Ashanti had planned a pit extension programme at its Navachab gold mine that would support production until 2013. At that time, the plant treatment capacity was 170 tonnes per hour, with an ore throughput of 1.4 million tonnes per year, averaging 1.55 grams of gold per tonne.

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