Bozymchak, our copper and gold open pit mine in Kyrgyzstan, commenced production in the second half of 2014 and is now operating at full capacity.
In 2016, Bozymchak mined 935 kt of ore at a copper grade of 0.86%, producing 7 kt of copper cathode equivalent and 38 koz of gold bar equivalent. The mine is currently operating as an open pit with up to 1 Mt of ore extraction per year.
Bozymchak is expected to have an average annual output of 6 kt of copper cathode and 28 koz of gold bar over the life of the mine.
In 2016 Bozymchak generated EBITDA (excluding special items) of $52 million and capital expenditure was $9 million.