Semafo Commissions 4,000 Tonne-per-Day Ball Mill at Mana

Semafo Commissions 4,000 Tonne-per-Day Ball Mill at Mana

Semafo Inc. is pleased to announce the start-up of the new 4,000 tonne-per-day ball mill at its Mana mine in Burkina Faso.

“The start-up of the new ball mill marks yet another important milestone for the Company,” said Benoit Desormeaux, Semafo’s Executive Vice-President and COO, “From the efficient 14-month construction to the timely start-up and commercial production, Mana’s smooth, successful progress is a testimony to the ongoing cooperation and contributions of our valued employees, contractors, and suppliers.”

During the first three months of operations, April, May and June, Mana produced 17,200 ounces of gold using the 2,000 tonne-per-day ball mill. Once fully commissioned, the new ball mill will significantly increase the plant’s throughput and production capacity. Accordingly, management is maintaining its previously announced production guidance for the Mana mine of between 60,000 and 70,000 ounces of gold for 2008.


Semafo is a Canadian-based mining company with gold production and exploration activities in West Africa. The Company currently operates three gold mines in Burkina Faso, Niger and Guinea. Semafo is committed to evolve in a conscientious manner to become a major player in its geographical area of interest, while maintaining principles and strengthening relationships to increase shareholder value.

For further information

Semafo: Benoit La Salle, President & CEO, (514) 744-4408, Renmark: Maurice Dagenais, Jason Roy,, (514) 939-3989, Fax: (514) 939-3717


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