Resolute reported that repairs to the sulphide roaster at its Syama gold mine in Mali have been successfully completed. The repair program was completed within the scheduled timeline, within the allocated budget, and without any recordable safety incidents. Reheating of the roaster has commenced with concentrate feed expected to commence within days.

“The positive culture and attitude within our team, shared by our business partners, has delivered a speedy and successful solution,” Managing Director and CEO John Welborn said. “We are now reheating the roaster and expect to shortly return the sulphide circuit to full operational capacity.

“We remain committed to delivering on our ambitions at Syama by delivering stable long-life, low-cost production from the Syama underground mine. With significant ore stockpiles now available, we are preparing for a highly productive period at Syama during 2020.”

The Syama roaster repair schedule included extensive refurbishment of the sulphide circuit infrastructure. Following reheating of the roaster, operational performance will be monitored to determine if the biennial roaster shutdown previously scheduled for May 2020 can be deferred until January 2021.