Operations - Mana Mine

SEMAFO’s Mana Mine is located in Burkina Faso, 260 kilometers southwest of the capital Ouagadougou. The third-largest mine in the country, it has produced some 1.6 million ounces since its first gold pour in 2008. Since then, we have expanded the plant four times to a current processing rate of over 7,200 tonnes per day.

In 2016, Mana gold production totaled 240,200 ounces, one of its highest production levels, and was sourced from the Fofina and Siou satellite deposits. The Fofina deposit is expected to be depleted in the second quarter of 2017, after which ore is expected to be sourced from the Siou and Wona Nord pits.

Mine Statistics


GUIDANCE 2017 2016
Ore processed (t) 2,400,000 2,753,300
Head grade (g/t) 3.21 2.88
Recovery (%) 91 94
Total gold ounces produced (K) 215-235 240
Total cash cost/ounce sold1 ($) 585-615 548
All-in sustaining cost/ounce2 ($) 795-835 720

1 Total cash cost is a non-IFRS financial performance measure with no standard definition under IFRS and represents the mining operation expenses and government royalties per ounce sold.
2 All-in sustaining cost is a non-IFRS financial performance measure with no standard definition under IFRS and represents the total cash cost, plus sustainable capital expenditures and stripping costs per ounce.