Bomboré is considered the largest undeveloped gold deposit in Burkina Faso. With a 13+ year mine life, Orezone plans to develop the project in stages, with Stage 1 focused on the oxides as a carbon-in-leach (CIL) operation. Stage 2 will focus on the underlying sulphides, with a separate crushing and grinding circuit feeding the same CIL circuit as the oxides.
Lycopodium was involved with the project from inception, having supported the initial study work and Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) prior to delivering the detailed engineering, procurement and construction management services for the design and construction of the oxide plant, which has a capacity of 5.2 Mtpa.
First gold pour was successfully achieved in September 2022.