The Blockbuster team is pleased to announce the addition of Asanko Gold Mine to its growing client base. The Blockbuster software was implemented on site in July 2017 and the African team will be working hand-in-hand with the geologists on site to implement best practise grade control procedures.
Name: Asanko Gold Mine
Company: Asanko Gold
Description: Asanko Gold Mine, situated in Ghana, one of the top ten gold producing countries, is Asanko Gold’s flagship project. With proven and probable reserves of 4.8 million ounces (Moz), the mine is being developed in two phases.Phase one of Asanko gold mine development comprises Nkran, Abore, Adubiaso, Dynamite Hill and Asuadai deposits.Construction on the phase one development of the project started in August 2014. The first gold was poured from the phase one in January 2016, while commercial production began in April 2016.
Reserves: The preliminary mining plan for the project called for the economic production of approximately 2.25Moz of gold during 11.5 years of planned mine life using open-pit mining method. The company confirmed mineral resources for phase 1 in September 2014, which was estimated to be 49.63Mt of ore grading 2.22g/t Au in measured and indicated categories.
Mining Method: Asanko Gold Mine employs conventional open-pit mining method for extracting ore during the initial years. The extracted ore is processed at the carbon-in-leach (CIL) processing plant located near the mine site, which has the capacity to process three million tonnes a year.