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Kinross Tasiast

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The Tasiast gold mine has been operated since 2010 by Kinross Gold Corporation through its wholly-owned subsidiary Tasiast Mauritania Limited SA (TMLSA).


Located in the middle of large desert expanses, 300 kilometers northeast of Nouakchott in the Inchiri region, Tasiast is an open-pit mine. The gold contained in the ore mined from the pits is recovered through a processing plant and heap leach facilities. Tasiast's proven and probable gold reserves are estimated at 6330 million ounces of gold (just over 179.5 tonnes).


More than 3,480 people work permanently at Tasiast for TMLSA and its contractors. More than 97% of TMLSA workers are Mauritanians. Teams trained in all trades of the mining industry operate there day and night, seven days a week, to extract the precious yellow metal. In 2020, the mine's production was 406.509 ounces, or nearly 11.5 tonnes of gold.


With the ambition to make it a mine that meets the highest international standards, Kinross has invested heavily in essential infrastructure to make Tasiast an international standard mine, providing Tasiast with infrastructure and equipment allowing employees to work there. safely while minimizing its impact on the environment as much as possible.


The impact of the mine extends well beyond the Tasiast area. Committed to responsible mining and creating sustainable value, Kinross is a leading partner for Mauritania through the significant benefits that the mine generates for the national economy and for the development of local communities.

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