Asanko Gold Inc. has announced the results of a definitive feasibility study of a staged expansion of its Asanko gold operations in southwest Ghana from current plant throughput of 3 million metric tons per year (mt/y), first to 5 million mt/y and then to 10 million mt/y. Plant feed for current operations derives from the Nkran open pit and satellite pits in close proximity to the plant. A new mining operation will be developed on the large-scale Esaase deposit 27 kilometers (km) from the plant to provide the majority of future plant feed, and a conveyor belt will be built to carry crushed ore from Esaase to the expanded plant.

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