Mupane Ore Sources
Mupane Gold is currently feeding the gold processing plant from the following ore sources.
As part of our strategy of low-risk brownfield expansion we have pursued underground mining at the previously mined Tau open pit.
Tau commenced open-pit production in 2005 and the transition to underground commercial production was completed in 2017. The life of the Tau operation has been extended through:
- Discovery of the extension of the reef
- Conversion of inferred resources through cover drilling
- Effective targeted underground exploration
Low Grade Stockpiles and Tailings
Mupane has supplemented production from Tau with existing low grade stockpiles and historic tailings located next to the processing plant. In 2019 it will commence processing tailings from the Monarch dump.