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Star and Comet

Location Mwanza Region of Tanzania
Client AngloGold Ashanti
Employees 150 Staff (44 Expats and 106 National)

Star and Comet is a satellite pit of the Geita Mine located in northwestern Tanzania, in the Lake Victoria goldfields of the Mwanza Region, about 120km from Mwanza and 4km west of the town of Geita.

Project

Upon commencement of the undergound operation at Geita in Januarry 2016, over 7,500m horizontal development and 700m vertical development are planned within the first 32 months. This will facilitate over 105,000m of production drilling liberating over 500,000t of ore from primary and secondary stopes using LHOS methodology.

Equipment

QTY Make & Model Primary Use
2 Sandvik DD421-60 twin boom Jumbo with 16/10 split feeds Development Boring and Ground Support
2 Sandvik DL431-7C Longhole Rig Longhole Blast hole boring up to 102mm
2 Sandvik DL421-15C Longhole Rig Longhole Blast hole boring up to 102mm
4 Caterpillar R2900 LHD Development and Production Bogging
4 Caterpillar AD60 Haul Truck Development and Production Haulage
2 Normet 1610B (emulsion) Development Charging
3 Volvo L120 Integrated Tool Carrier Charge up and Service Work
1 Sandvik DU311-TVK Cubex Production drilling and service infrastructure holes

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