The Ahafo Gold Mine is located approximately 380 kilometres northwest of Ghana’s national capital city of Accra. The Ahafo North Project is a greenfield development some 30 kilometres northeast of Newmont’s existing Ahafo operations, referred to as Ahafo South.
Lycopodium has been working with Newmont since 2003 in the delivery of its projects in Ghana, including the study and project execution stages for Ahafo South and the Akyem Gold Mine.
Lycopodium’s involvement since inception on the Ahafo North Project includes the initial study work, the advancement of engineering design to prepare for the procurement of long lead items and the development of a detailed project execution plan, schedule and capital cost estimate.
With no current or prior mining activity on the site, the seven mineralised areas that comprise the Ahafo North Project span a strike length of approximately 14 kilometres. The development will include a series of open-pits with a 3.4 Mtpa process plant (3.7 Mtpa on softer oxide ores) using conventional carbon-in-leach technology.