TRX Gold Commissions Expands Buckreef Gold Plant – Resource World Magazine


Throughput capacity tripled from current levels

TRX Gold Corporation (TSX:TNX) (US NYSE:TRX) (the “Company” or “TRX Gold”) is pleased to announce that Buckreef Gold’s 1,000+ ton per day (“tpd”) oxide grinding circuit has been commissioned and is currently ramping up its production. This plant expansion ― from its original 360 tpd capacity ― was planned less than 12 months ago at a capital cost of US$4 million.

The first ore has been fed into the expanded processing plant and the team is ramping up throughput over the next month in order to reach design capacity by the end of October. When operating at design capacity in excess of 1,000 tpd, the operation is expected to produce an average of 15,000 to 20,000 ounces of gold per year over the life of the oxide mine plan. Approximately 10% of Buckreef Gold’s total mineral resources consist of oxide mineral resources.

The Buckreef Gold project has been transformed into a low-cost, high-margin operation enabling the execution of TRX Gold’s growth-oriented business strategy. The Company’s objective is to use current gold production to fund value-creating activities, such as mineral resource development, exploration and future processing plant expansion.

Image: The expanded Buckreef plant in the foreground, with the 360 ​​tpd plant in the background

The Company would like to thank its local employees, government, consultants and vendors for their efficiency and dedication to this project, which enabled the Company to deliver this project on time and on budget.

“This is another important milestone at Buckreef Gold. We are very proud of the dedication and hard work of our Tanzanian colleagues. Over the past 18 months, we have grown the Buckreef Gold project from a negative cash flow test plant to a high margin, cash flow positive operation that continues to have near term expansion opportunities. term. explains Stephen Mullowney, CEO of TRX Gold.

About TRX Gold Corporation

TRX Gold is rapidly advancing the Buckreef Gold project. Anchored by a Mineral Resource published in May 2020, the project currently hosts a NI 43-101 Measured and Indicated Mineral Resource of 35.88 MT at 1.77 g/t gold containing 2,036,280 oz of gold and a inferred mineral of 17.8 MT at 1.11 g/t gold for 635,540 ounces of gold. The management team is focused on creating short and long-term shareholder value by increasing gold production to generate positive cash flow. The positive cash flow will be used for exploration drilling with the aim of increasing the current gold resource base and advancing the sulphide ore project which accounts for 90% of the current gold resource. TRX Gold’s actions are driven by the highest ESG standards, as evidenced by the relationships and programs the company has developed over its nearly two decades of presence in the Geita region of Tanzania.


Christina Lalli

Vice President, Investor Relations

TRX Gold Corporation


[email protected]

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