MATTHEW KEEVIL, 20 July 2016
Asanko Gold (TSX: AKG; NYSE-MKT: AKG) has reported its inaugural production quarter at its Asanko gold mine in Ghana, but it is also busy countering criticism about its technical reporting from Toronto-based hedge fund K2 & Associates Investment Management. Asanko hit commercial production at its namesake operation in early April after completing the US$295-million development ahead of schedule. Asanko’s first phase of mining will focus on the Obotan project, which includes the Nkran pit and four satellite deposits.
This first phase of production is expected to total 2.34 million oz. over a 12.4-year mine life based on reserves of 2.5 million oz. gold hosted within 36.7 million tonnes grading 2.15 grams gold per tonne. Asanko is scheduled to produce 190,000 oz. gold annually.