Kilimapesa Gold - Kenya

Kilimapesa is a producing gold mine located in South Western Kenya. The mine is located in the historically productive Migori Archaean Greenstone Belt and has a total resource of 8,715,291 tonnes at 2.40 g/t of gold for a total of 671,446 ounces of gold at 1 g/t.


FY 2017

  • 2,005oz gold produced FY 2016 (FY 2015: 2,278oz)
  • 1,999oz gold sold (FY 2015: 2,073oz)

The Company is focussed on increasing production at the mine through a new processing plant and tailings deposition facility. The new plant was commissioned in February 2017 at a site in close proximity to the Kilimapesa Hill underground mine and has a designed capacity of 200 tonnes per day. The plant has been uniquely designed to maximise production volumes by incorporating a crusher circuit, mills, a thickener, leach tanks, the existing elution plant as well as a tailings deposition facility.

To support the increased processing capacity, underground workings at Kilimapesa Hill are being prepared to maintain plant throughput at the new plant once fully commissioned.

Alongside this, talks with potential investors or joint venture partners continue, primarily with the aim of procuring additional resources within the region and undertaking exploration drilling to increase the resource on Kilimapesa's exploration permit.

Kilimapesa Gold Mine TOTAL RESOURCE (1 g/t cut-off)*
Resource Classification Within Veins and Host
Tonnes Au Grade g/t Contained Au Oz
Measured 641,923 2.69 55,612
Indicated 1,267,894 2.96 120,547
Total 1,909,817 2.87 176,159
Inferred 6,382,796 2.31 473,645
Total 8,292,613 2.44 649,804

*See the announcement dated 12 December 2012 for further information