New Blockbuster Client – Mwana Africa’s Freda Rebecca

Tamson Oosthuizen Blockbuster, Clients

The Bloy team would like to welcome Freda Rebecca gold mine to the growing Blockbuster client base.Freda Rebecca implemented Blockbuster on site in October 2011 and has been instrumental in assisting users with implementing good grade control practises on site.

Name:                                     Freda Rebecca mine (FRGM)

Company:                             Mwana Africa

Commodity:                       Gold

Description:                        FRGM is situated near the town of Bindura, some 90km north-east of Harare, Zimbabwe. The Freda and Rebecca sulphide gold deposits were discovered in 1987 but only became a fully underground operation in 1998, after the Freda pit was depleted.

Reserves:                               As at May 2015, total resource was estimated to be 29.8 Mt at a grade of 2.42 g/t. Total gold production for the year ending 31 March 2014 was 58,704oz with an average quarterly production of 14,676oz of gold.

Mining Method:              Today, FRGM comprises a shallow underground operation, currently mining at a depth of circa 200m and processes ore through a single facility utilising a combination of crushing, conventional sag milling, combined gravity and CIL process, electro-winning and bullion smelting.