Ity Mine

Located in the Côte d'Ivoire, Ity has produced more than 1.2 million ounces of gold during its 20-plus years of operation. Previously a heap leach operation, recent near mine exploration success has increased the resource base and enabled a carbon-in-leach (CIL) processing plant to be built. Constructed ahead of schedule and below budget, the CIL plant achieved commercial production on April 8, 2019. Ity is one of Endeavour’s flagship low cost mines.



    • 85% EDV, 10% government of Côte d’Ivoire, 5% SODEMI


    • Approximately 480 km northwest of Abidjan in southern Côte d'Ivoire

    Mine Attributes

    • Mining Method: Open pit
    • Processing: 4Mtpa CIL (Volumetric upgrades to 5Mtpa in Q4 2019)
    • Gold Recovery: 86% (Optimization Study LOM estimate)

    Operating Performance

    Operational Data (Heap Leach) FY-2015 FY-2016 FY-2017 FY-2018
    Waste (kt) 311 4,916 5,237 2,901
    Ore Mined -open pit (kt) 64 1,186 1,410 1,127
    Ore Processed (kt) 71 1,173 1,194 1,307
    Grade (g/t) 2.39 2.20 1.85 2.49
    Recovery (%) 81% 93% 83% 81%
    Production (oz) 5,689 75,867 59,026 84,832
    Cash Costs
    Total Cash Cost excl royalities (US$/oz) 550 606 733 646
    All-in Sustaining Costs (US$/oz) 683 756 906 719

    Technical Reports

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    Reserves and Resources


    On a 100% basis. Resources shown inclusive of Reserves. Tonnage
    (Au g/t)
    (Au koz)
    Proven Reserves0.01.45 2
    Probable Reserves 60.71.55 3,036
    P&P Reserves60.8
    1.55 3,039
    Measured Resource (incl of reserves) 1.4 0.97 44
    Indicated Resources (incl of reserves) 72.2 1.55 3,602
    M&I Resources (incl of reserves) 73.6 1.54 3,646
    Inferred Resources 19.1 1.34 823




    Ity Birimian Corridor

    Ity CIL Deposits to be added in the study

    Ity high-grade Bakatouo discovery

    Ity Mine Drilling Targets

    Exploration Potential

    The 2018 exploration program amounted to $9 million, totaling 49,600 meters of drilling, focused mainly on the Le Plaque area and Daapleu deposit, resulting in: ­ 

    • The identification of mineralization in the Le Plaque area where drilling is ongoing and a resource is expected to be delineated in Q2-2019. ­ 
    • The validation of a high-grade at depth plunge at the Daapleu deposit.­ 
    • The identification of mineralization below the leach pad suggesting an extension of the Bakatouo deposit.


    An exploration program of up to $11 million totaling approximately 71,000 meters has been planned for 2019, with the aim of delineating additional resources at the Le Plaque target, and testing other targets such as Floleu, Daapleu SW and Samuel.


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