Operator

Lidya Madencilik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.

Terms

30% NPI; 2.0% NSR

Acquisition Date

2016 / Jan / 19

The Hod Maden project is located in northeastern Turkey within the Eastern Pontides metallogenic belt. Gold-copper mineralization in the Main Zone at Hod Maden is multi-stage and includes massive sulphide mineralization and breccia hosted mineralization. The project has a Mineral Reserve from May 2018 of 9.1 million tonnes at an average grade of 8.9 g/t gold and 1.4% copper for 2.6 million ounces of gold and 129,000 tonnes of copper in the Proven and Probable (2.6 g/t AuEq cut-off).

The Southern Zone was discovered in 2016 and is located approximately 300 metres south of the Main Zone. The Southern Zone gold-copper mineralization is hosted dominantly in dacitic volcanic rocks and breccias. Pyrite is the dominant sulphide phase with relatively minor chalcopyrite.

A Pre-Feasibility Study was released in 2018 and considered an underground mine with a processing rate of 900,000 tonnes per annum. The base case has a mine life of 11 years with average annual production of 266,000 ounces of AuEq per year at an average head grade of 11.9 g/t AuEq. The average recovery is expected to be 77% for gold and 94% for copper.

Upfront capital expenditure is estimated at $272 million and once the mine is up and running the all-in sustaining costs are estimated to be $374 per ounce on a co-product basis. The post-tax NPV, using a 5% discount rate, is $1.1 billion with an internal rate of return of 50%.

A conference call was held on June 27, 2018 to further discuss the Hod Maden PFS results.
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PFS Report (16MB)

 

Recent Activities

October 2020
Lidya has been steadily advancing the project during 2020. A draft of the final Environmental Impact Assessment (“EIA”) is expected to be submitted in the fourth quarter of 2020 and a final EIA completed in the first quarter of 2021. Road upgrades are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2020. Due to COVID-19 related delays, the Feasibility Study is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2021, with first production projected for the fourth quarter of 2023.

June 2019
A gap analysis and trade-off studies were completed and will contribute to the Feasibility Study work. In conjunction, an Environmental Impact Assessment has been submitted and a public participation meeting was successfully conducted as part of the permitting process.

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Hod Maden Royalty Map
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