The Tulawaka mine comprises two ore bodies, the East Zone and the West Zone. The East Zone is the main gold deposit.
Life and reserves
Tulawaka has proven and probable gold reserves of 16,000 ounces and is expected to close in mid 2013.
The Tulawaka gold mine is located in northwest Tanzania in Biharamulo district of the Kagera region and borders the Bukombe district of the Shinyanga region, southwest of Lake Victoria near the northwest border with Rwanda.
The main paved highway from the railway line from Isaka to Burundi passes about 20 km to the south of the mine. The old Dar es Salaam to Burundi laterite road crosses the property 3 km south of the camp. Local roads connect the property to the Geita-Biharamulo laterite road.
The annual average temperature ranges between 25° and 40°C. The average annual rainfall is in the region of 860mm.
Tulawaka consists of a completed open pit mine with an underground access ramp located at the bottom of the pit. All capital and operating costs associated with the Tulawaka mine and net cash generated by the mine are divided on a 70:30 basis between ABG and MDN Inc.