Fekola Mill Expansion
B2Gold successfully increases Fekola’s mill capacity to 7.5 million mt/y.
B2Gold has successfully commissioned
the mill expansion at the Fekola mine to
7.5 million metric tons per year (mt/y),
one month ahead of schedule. The expansion,
which included all major construction
activities and execution of a process
performance test, was scheduled to be
completed on September 30.
Four days after startup, the fi ve-day
mill performance test was conducted
from August 26 to August 30. The results
of the performance test exceeded design
throughput, gold recovery, grind and
availability over the fi ve-day day period,
according to the company. Minor, outstanding
construction work is expected to
be completed by mid-September.
As featured in Womp 2020 Vol 10 - www.womp-int.com