Fatality at North Mara
Acacia regrets to announce a fatal accident involving an operator for one of our contractors at North Mara. Sadock Crispin Tindahinile passed away as a result of an accident which involved a reversing vehicle at the Gokona deposit. The incident occurred at approximately 8.45 a.m. on 11 June 2018.
There were no other injuries reported. Investigations into the incident are underway and all relevant authorities have been informed. Peter Geleta, Acacia’s Interim Chief Executive Officer, and the Acacia team express their sincere condolences to the family and colleagues of the deceased.
North Mara commenced commercial production in 2002 and has produced over 2 million ounces to date. A high-grade combined open pit and underground mine, with underground ore sourced from the Gokona deposit and open pit ore from the Nyabirama deposit. Life of mine is estimated to be 8 years based on proven and probable gold reserves of 2.3 million ounces.
The North Mara gold deposits are situated in the Mara Musoma greenstone belt. There are several types of gold mineralisation 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 c. 2.8 million tonnes per year, and produces doré.