Golden Star Resources reported in early February that it has achieved commercial production at its Prestea Underground gold mine in southwest Ghana. Project construction, including installation of all ancillary infrastructure, was complete and operational. Gold production will continue to ramp up during 2018.
Golden Star is mining Prestea Underground’s West Reef orebody, which has proven and probable mineral reserves of 1.09 million metric tons (mt) grading 13.93 grams per mt. Exploration drilling is under way at the mine with the objective of increasing the annual production rate and extending the mine life.