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North Mara

The North Mara gold mine is located in north-west Tanzania in the Tarime district of the Mara region. It is around 100 km east of Lake Victoria and 20 km south of the Kenyan border.

North Mara started commercial production in 2002 and has produced over 2 million ounces to date. Life of mine is estimated to be 10 years based on proven and probable gold reserves of 2.2 million ounces.

The North Mara gold deposits are situated in the Mara Musoma greenstone belt. There are several types of gold mineralization including shear-zone-related quartz vein and disseminated gold. The mine is a combined open pit and underground operation from two deposits, Gokona (underground) and Nyabirama (open pit). The process plant has the capacity to process an average of 8,000 tonnes of ore per day, (or approximately 2.8 million tonnes per year) and produces gold.