Centamin Egypt Limited (“Centamin” or “the Company”) , the gold mining group in Egypt, announced that the Sukari Gold Project has achieved yet another important milestone with the commencement of gold exports to a nominated overseas gold refinery, Johnson Matthey.
The commencement of gold exports from Sukari coincides with the achievement of optimal design throughput at the Sukari Gold Project during December 2009. The 4mtpa processing facility is now performing in accordance with commercial production standards and in line with design specifications.
Sukari is the first modern commercial gold mine to be operated in Egypt, and has a current mineral reserve of 142Mt @1.4g/t Au for 6.4Moz. The current mineral resource stands at 210Mt @ 1.52g/t Au for 10.29Moz Measured and Indicated, and 66Mt @ 1.6g/t Au for 3.4Moz Inferred.
The achievement of the above milestones are a result of the extraordinary efforts and dedication of the entire team at Centamin and the co-operation of the Egyptian Government, in particular His Excellency Sameh Fahmy Minister for Petroleum and Mineral Resources.