Nordgold operates 9 mines in four countries – Russia, Kazakhstan, Burkina Faso and Guinea.
— Active Mines  
  • Burkina Faso

    • 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.

      Bissa mine fully paid back the investment within 21 months after the launch.

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

      The Bouly mine reached full production capacity in just two month after launch.

      Bouly’s average annual production will be approximately 120 koz over a life of mine of 10 years.

      The combined Bissa-Bouly created more than 1400 permanent jobs.

      Bissa-Bouly payments in 2013-2016 stood at approximately US$156 million in taxes, royalties and indirect taxes, which made a significant contribution to the social infrastructure of Burkina Faso.

      Bissa contributed approximately US$1 million on social development programmes since it was launched in 2013 and the Company intends to increase its investments next years.

      Nordgold's total investments in Burkina Faso have reached US$850 million since 2009.

    • 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.

      The mine offers strong potential to increase reserves and life of mine through the development of Yeou and Goengo deposits and provides long term value to local communities and the country’s economy.

      Taparko payments in 2009-2016 stood at approximately US$120 million in taxes, royalties and indirect taxes, which made a significant contribution to the social infrastructure of Burkina Faso.

      We contributed approximately US$202 thousand on social development programmes in 2016 and we will match that next years.

      Nordgold's investments in Burkina Faso have reached US$850 million since 2009.

  • 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.

      Lefa produced 194.7 thousand ounces of gold in 2016.

  • 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 Astana.

      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.

      Suzdal increased gold production in 2016 by 8% to 81.4 thousand ounces.

    • 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. Nordgold currently holds a 100% interest in High River, which in turn holds a 99.91% interest in Berezitovy.

      In 2016, Berezitovy produced 79.7 thousand ounces of gold.

    • 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.

    • NeryungrI

      Neryungri 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. The workforce is accommodated on site and power is generated by diesel generators.

      Nordgold acquired the mine in 2007. The Mining licence for Tabornoe deposit covers an area of 0.93km2 and has been held by Neryungri since 2001; it is currently valid until the end of 2020.

      The Neryungri mine operates the Tabornoe gold deposit and is the location for Nordgold’s pilot stage Gross project.

      Neryungri produced 80.5 thousand ounces of gold in 2016.

    • 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 100% interest in High River, which in turn holds an 82.87% voting interest in Buryatzoloto.

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