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Development of the Fekola

B2Gold’s technical team believes that the large Fekola project that is currently under construction and scheduled to commence production in October 2017, has the potential to host additional large Fekola-style gold deposits, and the Company’s work to date has identified multiple targets.

In January 2017, B2Gold’s construction team continued to develop Fekola. Significant activities included:

  • Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) embankment - 100% complete;
  • Plant reclaim and event pond - 100% complete;
  • High-density Polyethylene (HDPE) liner installation at TSF - 22% complete;
  • Phase 1b and 2 diversion channel east of pit - 100% complete, Phase 1a diversion channel - 100% complete;
  • Stage 1 pit overburden removal continues, 800,000 m3 of waste stripped, 5,000 tonne of ore stockpiled;
  • Concrete production site wide - 88% complete (24,739 m3), structural steel site wide - 69% complete;
  • Structural steel at mill is 87% complete, mill cyclone cluster and trash screens installed;
  • Piping and cable tray installation continues site wide, switchgear installation and terminations in progress at MCCs;
  • Power plant concrete pours and steel erection continue, engines received and installed.