Perseus Mining Pours First Gold at Sissingue

In reaching the key milestone of ‘first gold pour’, approximately 2.3 million man hours were expended and in that time only 1 lost time injury was incurred on the site. This safety record compares very favourably with global safety benchmarks for construction and for metallic mining and is a testament to the skill and dedication of our in-house construction team, contractors, and the many local citizens from the project catchment area who worked on this development project.

As part of the implementation of our operations readiness plan for Sissingué, Perseus has recruited an experienced operating team under the leadership of General Manager, Merlin Thomas. The team has implemented necessary operating systems and has been progressively assuming responsibility for the mine and infrastructure as commissioning of each element has been completed and handed over by the construction team. This handover will be finalised during the March 2018 quarter and ‘Commercial Production’ is expected to be formally declared on or before 31 March 2018.

At that point, Perseus will be transformed from a single mine, single country business to a multimine, multi-jurisdiction operation and will be well on the way to achieving its goal of producing in excess of 500,000 ounces of gold per year from our three West African operations, namely Edikan, Sissingué and Yaouré.


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