The Loulo gold mine in Mali has fed its first ore through its mill, and the gold inventory is now being built up in the circuit, paving the way for first gold production. Project engineering company MDM is building the plant for Randgold Resources in Mali.


The Loulo plant.

Loulo is the second large scale mine that MDM has built with Randgold Resources in Mali – the first being Morila, where first gold was poured in October 2000.

Clinton Redman, Director of Projects at MDM, commented that this achievement, four months ahead of the original schedule, was as a result of the great teamwork that exists between the owner’s team, MDM and all contractors and suppliers.