The Efemçukuru gold mine is located in Izmir Province, Turkey. The high grade epithermal gold vein deposit is suited for underground mechanized mining.
Ore is being processed through a milling and flotation concentrate circuit on site. The flotation concentrate is then transported to our Kişladağ mine in Uşak, Turkey. At year-end 2011, 9,100 tonnes of concentrate, containing approximately 25,000 ounces of gold, had been delivered to Kişladağ for processing.
The concentrate treatment plant at Kişladağ started up in early January 2012. Treatment of the first concentrate feed resulted in the production of dore.
Capital expenditures for 2012 are estimated at US$40 million and will include the completion of the construction program, underground development and construction of a road to bypass a local village.
Technical Report on the Efemçukuru Project August 2007 (PDF)
Last update: November 27, 2012.