The 300 square kilometre Gosha Contract Area is situated 50 kilometres north-west of Gedabek and contains at least nine mineralised zones. Gosha has more than six kilometres of exploration adits from the Soviet-era.

Mining operations and resources

Mining commenced at Gosha in the first quarter of 2014.

During the development and early production of the Gosha mine, it became evident that the initial estimated ore vein thickness was not as expected. This not only affected the resource estimate but also resulted in changes in mining method to decrease dilution during mining. Currently, based on a non-JORC report by SRK, the Gosha resource is about 40,000 ounces of gold (140,000 tonnes of ore grading six grammes per tonne – all figures in situ and before dilution).

A total of 10,988 tonnes of ore of average grade 3.44 grammes per tonne were mined at Gosha in the year ended 31 December 2018.

Processing

Ore mined at Gosha is transported to the Gedabek site for processing.