|Turmalina is an underground mine utilizing the "cut-and-fill" mining method with paste fill. Ore produced at the Turmalina Mine is transported to the adjacent 2,000 tonnes per day carbon-in-pulp processing plant.
The Turmalina mining complex is located in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, approximately 120 kilometers northwest of the city of Belo Horizonte. Belo Horizonte, the commercial center for Brazil's mining industry, has a population of 5.4 million, outstanding infrastructure and a concentration of skilled mining professionals. The Turmalina mining complex is comprised of 4,908 hectares of mining and exploration concessions.
Proven and Probable Reserves
1,266,000 tonnes with an average grade of 5.33 grams per tonne containing 217,000 ounces of gold.
Measured and Indicated Resources (include mineral reserves above)
2,853,000 tonnes with an average grade of 5.08 grams per tonne containing 466,000 ounces of gold.
3,268,000 tonnes with an average grade of 6.40 grams per tonne containing 673,000 ounces of gold.
Turmalina produced 47,996 ounces of gold in 2014.