The Ity CIL Project is located in western Côte d'Ivoire, adjacent to the border with Liberia, 480 km (direct) west-northwest of the capital city, Abidjan. Ity has the longest operating history of any gold mine in Côte d'Ivoire, with gold first discovered near the village of Ity in the 1950s and the first modern gold production reported in 1991. The project has been in production for many years as a gold heap leach operation, producing more than 1.2 million ounces of gold in its 20+ years of operations.
The Ity CIL Project comprises several open pit mining operations, a tailings storage facility (TSF), waste dumps, and a process plant. The Ity TSF has been designed for a capacity of 4.0 Mtpa (expanding to 5 Mtpa) for a total tailings capacity of 57 Mt, with expansion studies in progress.
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