Overview GOLD - ATTRIBUTABLE PRODUCTION - 565,695 ounces (543,969oz) - Total cash cost, $300 per ounce ($298/oz) - Attributable gold sales, 560,752 ounces (512,659ozs) at an average realised $563 per ounce ($542/oz) - Margin, $263 per ounce ($244/oz) - DEVELOPMENT - Boddington Expansion, owner review commenced - Groundrush, feasibility scheduled for completion June 2001 - Perama (Greece), licensing and approvals progressing - Yamfo-Sefwi/Area E (Ghana), feasibility completion due January 2001 - EXPLORATION - End of field season results in reduced activity - Boddington, high grade quartz vein confirmed at Hovea NON-GOLD - GOLDEN GROVE (Zinc-Copper) - Zinc concentrate production - 41,773 tonnes (67,862t) - Average realised zinc price 87.
On the exploration front, interesting new results at Hovea (Boddington), Zed (Pajingo) and Hougoumont (Golden Grove) will be the subject of activity in coming months.
At Boddington, further drilling on the new zone of shallow mineralisation at Hovea returned some additional high grade intercepts.
Burdon and Thrall believe that by bringing together the best lines of bradyrhizobia and a range of native shrubby legume species -- in genera such as Acacia, Daviesia, Dillwynia, Oxylobium, Hovea
and Pultenea -- revegetation projects throughout the country will be given a significant boost.