The SJE Group is pleased to announce that commercial production rates have been achieved at our Syama Underground Mine investment; a Resolute mining project.
The Syama Underground Mine will be the world’s first fully automated underground gold mine and at full capacity will produce approximately 46,000 tonnes of ore per week, or 2.4 million tonnes per year, using a fully integrated automated mine fleet. All key aspects of the mine are now operational with daily ore haulage rates regularly above 5,000 tonnes per day. Over the last week more than 38,500 tonnes of ore were mined and hauled. This level of mined and hauled tonnage is expected to be sustainable on a quarterly basis.
Following commencement of sublevel caving in December 2018, the key elements of the ramp up of the Syama Underground Mine consist of infrastructure, development, and the automation implementation program.