The Kişladağ gold mine is the largest gold mine in Turkey. We advanced Kişladağ from an exploration discovery through development to construction and production. Kişladağ is a low grade, bulk tonnage open pit operation using heap leaching for gold recovery.
In 2011 we placed 12.4 million tonnes of ore on the leach pad. The increased ore production (from 10 million tonnes in 2010) was the result of the expansion project undertaken in 2010.
Capital spending in 2012 is estimated at US$130 million. Most of this is for the commencement of engineering works on the expansion project to take Kişladağ up to 25 Mtpa of crushed material, plus 8 Mtpa of run-of-mine material. The total cost for this project is US$354 million and commissioning is expected during 2014.
Kişladağ Gold Mine Technical Report (PDF)
Kişladağ Project Feasibility Study Cost Update Executive Summary (PDF)
Kişladağ Project Feasibility Study (PDF)
Last update: November 27, 2012.