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Construction of the process plant continued to progress in August with the pouring of concrete for the SAG mill pedestal and reclaim surge bin. Erection of the leach tanks has finished.  Delivery of the second long-lead item – the primary crusher – was effected, while installation of the tower mill is in progress.

Fill placement continues on two embankments of the water storage facility, which has now accumulated some 500,000 cubic meters of water. The 60-person mining camp has been completed and is beginning to house residents.  Ancillary and plant buildings continue on schedule. Following completion of civil works on the magazine, the first explosives blast was made at the end of the month.

At the Boungou deposit, pre-stripping of the pits continued with some 3.7 million tonnes extracted to date. Construction of the ROM pad embankment has commenced, as has construction of a road from the starter pit to the tailings storage facility where site preparation work is ongoing.

At the end of August, construction of the resettlement village was complete. The resettlement of inhabitants and the official key-handover ceremony are expected to happen in October.

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