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Cardinal Resources announces Namdini Pre-Feasibility study in Ghana

Mining News - Published on Thu, 20 Sep 2018

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Cardinal Resources Limited, a gold-focused exploration and development Company which holds interests in tenements within Ghana, West Africa, announced that the results of its Preliminary Feasibility Study for the Namdini Gold Project in Ghana, West Africa. Archie Koimtsidis, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, said "We now have a compelling Business Case to move into the Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) phase for the 9.5 Mtpa throughput processing facility based upon the optimum Return On Capital Employed (ROCE). The Feasibility Study (FS) is fully funded and will form the basis for the development of our Namdini Project in Ghana with completion anticipated in Q3 2019. The PFS study confirms the Namdini Project as one of Ghana's and Africa's most promising undeveloped, large gold assets. The financial modelling of the project shows it to be technically sound and financially viable and could generate US$ 1.4 billion free cash flow (pre-tax) utilising the 9.5 Mtpa throughput model."

- 4.76 million ounces from 129.6 Mt @ 1.14 g/t Au at 0.5 g/t cut-off Maiden Probable Ore Reserve estimate
- US$ 1,105/oz gold price used to provide a Life of Mine (LOM) optimised pit converting 73% of the 6.5Moz Indicated Mineral Resource to Probable Ore Reserves
- US$ 1,250 gold price financial model generated a 38% Post-Tax Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
- US$ 599/oz all-in sustaining costs (AISC) for the first 2.5 years inclusive of 1.8-year payback period
- US$ 414M (down from US$ 426M) Capital development cost for the 9.5 Mtpa throughput plant
- 1.06 Moz at 1.31 g/t Au and strip ratio of 0.5 to 1 (waste to ore) for first 2.5 years of production (Starter Pit)
- 86% Metallurgical recovery for Starter Pit and 84% for LOM with ongoing optimisation testwork

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Thu, 20 Sep 2018
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