2015 will represent a milestone year of transition for ASX-listed gold miner Resolute Mining as its regional focus and production profile expands and changes direction. This will primarily be the result of a new oxide processing plant at its flagship Syama open pit gold mine in Mali. The recent acquisition of Bibiani in Ghana also sees the company’s African geographic focus shift entirely to West Africa CEO, Peter Sullivan tells Laura Cornish.
Situated in the south of Mali, approximately 30 km from the Côte d’Ivoire border and 300 km southeast of the capital Bamako, Syama is undoubtedly Resolute Mining’s flagship operation. It is currently the largest gold producer in the stable and will soon welcome the addition of a new oxide plant which will ultimately result in even high tonnages and ounces. Early stage investigation has also begun on determining its underground potential, which will ensure its lifespan stretches at least another 15 years and possibly longer.