KINGSGATE AND ITS THAI SUBSIDIARY, AKARA RESOURCES, OPERATE THE CHATREE GOLD MINE IN CENTRAL THAILAND, 280KM NORTH OF BANGKOK.
Chatree, Thailand’s first and largest modern gold mine commenced commercial operations in November 2001. The Chatree Mining Complex is comprised of the original Chatree South operation and Chatree North, which began production in November 2008.
Since commissioning of the Chatree Mining Complex in November 2001, the mine has produced over 1.8 million oz of gold and over 10 million oz of silver as at June 2015.
In addition, the Chatree Mining Complex’s annual ore processing capacity has been increased from a nameplate capacity of 1.0 mtpa in 2001, to the current capacity of 6.2 mtpa. Kingsgate has been able to optimise this continuous plant expansion through a range of streamlined operational initiatives.
The operation has an outstanding occupational health & safety record coupled with stringent environmental controls that help underpin the existing operations. This in turn helps foster the development of new support industries and capacity building within the sector, including staff training.