Nordgold operates 10 mines in four countries – Russia, Kazakhstan, Burkina Faso and Guinea.
— Active Mines  
    • Berezitovy

      The Berezitovy gold mine is located in the Amur region of the Russian Federation, approximately 50 km north of Urusha (a town of 5,000 people) and is accessible via an all-season road, most of which is paved. The mine is located just 50 km from the Trans-Siberian railway and 100 km from Skovorodino railway station.

      Commercial production began at the Berezitovy mine in 2007. The Berezitovy was acquired by Nordgold in late 2008, as part of the controlling interest in High River Gold.

    • Gross

      Gross is Nordgold’s new flagship mine in Russia. It was formally launched in September 2018 .

      Gross is the third greenfield project developed by Nordgold from exploration to production over the last six years, cementing the Company’s position as a truly world leading developer of a the world-class gold mines.

      The Gross mine is the open pit heap leach operation and expected to produce 200 koz of gold per year over a period of 17 years.

    • Taborny

      Taborny mine (Tabornoe gold deposit) is located in the southwestern Sakha (Yakutia) Republic in Russia some 125km northeast of the Ikabya station on the BAM railway. It is around 200 km from the town of Chara and is accessible via an all-season road (a 10 hour journey) or alternatively a one hour helicopter flight to site.

    • Irokinda & Zun-Holba

      Buryatzoloto comprises the underground gold mines of Irokinda and Zun-Holba in the Republic of Buryatia in the Russian Federation.

      Irokinda is located in the Buryatia Republic, approximately 75 km from the town of Taksimo, where the Baikal- Amur railway station and airport are located. The mine is accessible from an all-season road. Production began in 1985.

      Zun-Holba is also located in the Buryatia Republic, approximately 315 km from the village of Kultuk, which is on the Trans-Siberian railway, and 400 km from the city of Irkutsk. It is also accessible by an all-season road. Production began in 1986.

      These assets were acquired by Nordgold in late 2008 as part of the controlling interest in High River Gold. Nordgold holds a 90.6% voting interest in Buryatzoloto.

    • Irokinda & Zun-Holba

      Buryatzoloto comprises the underground gold mines of Irokinda and Zun-Holba in the Republic of Buryatia in the Russian Federation. Irokinda is located in the Buryatia Republic, approximately 75 km from the town of Taksimo, where the Baikal- Amur railway station and airport are located. The mine is accessible from an all-season road. Production began in 1985.

      Zun-Holba is also located in the Buryatia Republic, approximately 315 km from the village of Kultuk, which is on the Trans-Siberian railway, and 400 km from the city of Irkutsk. It is also accessible by an all-season road. Production began in 1986.

  • Kazakhstan

    • Suzdal

      The Suzdal mine is located 55 km southwest of the city of Semey (formerly Semipalatinsk) in the Znamenka Rural Administrative district within northeastern Kazakhstan, and approximately 600 km east-southeast of the capital city of Nur Sultan.

      The Suzdal mine is owned 100% by Alel which is in turn held 100% by Nordgold. Nordgold assumed responsibility for Suzdal in 2009. Nordgold gained its interest in the Suzdal mine through the acquisition of Celtic Resources Holdings Ltd. (Celtic) which, in turn, had a 100% indirect shareholding in Alel, the local operator.

  • Burkina Faso

    • Taparko

      Taparko was the first gold mine built in Burkina Faso. Mining at Taparko commenced in 2005, with the first gold poured in late 2007.

      Taparko mine is located in the Namantenga province of Burkina Faso in West Africa, approximately 200km northeast of Ouagadougou, the Capital City of Burkina Faso.

      Taparko payments in 2009-2019 stood at US$152 million in taxes, royalties and indirect taxes, which made a significant contribution to the social infrastructure of Burkina Faso.

      Nordgold's investment in Burkina Faso has exceeded US$1 billion since 2009.

    • Bissa and Bouly

      Bissa is a world class mine launched in January 2013. The mine reached industrial scales of production within the first month of operation and full capacity after only 6 months.

      Nordgold expanded its flagship Bissa mine with the launch of a heap leach operation at the nearby Bouly deposit in September 2016.

      The combined Bissa-Bouly created more than 1200 permanent jobs.

      Since 2013, Bissa-Bouly payments have stood at US$280 million in taxes, royalties and indirect taxes, which made a significant contribution to the social infrastructure of Burkina Faso.

      Nordgold has contributed approximately US$16 million in Burkina Faso to social development programmes since 2009 and we intend to continue this support into the future.

      Nordgold's total investment in Burkina Faso has exceeded US$1 billion.

  • Guinea

    • Lefa

      Our Lefa mine is some 700 km north east of Conakry, the capital of the Republic of Guinea and is connected to an all-season road that has easy access to an air strip.

      Commercial production began at the Lefa mine in 2008. The mine was acquired by Nordgold in July 2010 as part of the company’s acquisition of Crew.

      Lefa gold mine operates a typical modern open pit operation with three major mining areas and several smaller, higher grade satellite pits, which will provide supplementary feed for the mill over the life of the mine.

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