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Konongo Gold Project, Owere Gold Mine - Ghana

The Konongo Gold project is located in the world class Ashanti Gold Belt of Ghana. Gold production at the mine had restarted at 350ktpy after refurbishment of the CIL plant. We were commissioned by DE Cooper and Associates to inspect the existing tailings storage facility to check its condition and suitability, and then to investigate and design a new storage facility.

After visiting the site, we prepared a report for the Ghana Mining Regulators to support an application to use the existing storage facility for a limited period until a new one has been constructed. For the new facility, we were also responsible for supervising the site investigations, scheduling test work, carrying out preliminary design work including storage capacity calculations, embankment stability, seepage control design, water balance and hydrology assessment including design of the stream diversion measures and embankment raise schedule.

The existing tailings storage facility was successfully reused. Preliminary designs were created for the new facility showing stream diversion measures, the first lift and full storage capacity embankment.