Mako, Senegal (West Africa)
The Mako Gold Mine, located in eastern Senegal, is a high quality, open pit mine with attractive scale and potential life extension through several near-mine exploration opportunities.
Mako is owned and operated by Resolute’s Senegalese subsidiary, Petowal Mining Company S.A. Resolute has a 90% interest in Petowal and the Government of Senegal holds the remaining 10%.
Mako is a conventional drill and blast, truck and shovel operation with mining services undertaken by an established contractor. The carbon in leach processing plant has a greater-than 2.0 Mtpa of installed capacity and comprises a crushing circuit, an 8MW SAG Mill and gold extraction circuit.
Mako continues to deliver consistently strong results and cash flows. Consistent ore grades and metallurgical characteristics support reliable production rates. Identified exploration targets with the potential to increase mine life and exploration programmes are in progress focusing on pit extensions and satellite deposits within trucking distance of the mill.