B2Gold has started a project to increase processing throughput at its Fekola gold mine in southwest Mali from the current base rate of 6 million metric tons per year (mt/y) to 7.5 million mt/y. The expansion is based on an “Expansion Study Preliminary Economic Assessment” (PEA) conducted to evaluate the life-of-mine options for expanded mining and processing to maximize the value of substantially increased indicated and inferred mineral resources at the mine.
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