23 May

Raise Martabe Gold Mine Production Target

Martabe Gold Mine revised gold production target for this year to 280,000 ounces from 250,000 ounces in advance only.
“The revised production target after seeing the results of increased production,” said President of G-Resources Martabe Gold Mine, Peter Albert, in Medan on Wednesday.
Ability to increase production above nameplate capacity design shows the efficiency of operational management success since it started trial production July 24, 2012.
“Management continues to be engaged to develop Martabe become one of Asia’s leading gold mines that contribute positively to the stakeholders in the vicinity,” he said.
He explained that the management can reduce operational cost to 510 U.S. dollars per ounce during the quarter due to mining activities and ore treatment plant that has exceeded production targets.
“The results of over 200,000 ounces of gold and nearly one million ounces of silver that have been produced so far beyond expectations,” he said.
Income earned from the sale of G-Resources gold and silver during the second quarter reached 98.5 million U.S. dollars is very encouraging that company.
Associated with increased production and income, then of course the tax increase.
“Martabe Gold Mine has paid dues remain (dead rent) and the UN Semester II in 2013 to the State Treasury 247,911.52 worth of U.S. dollars to an area of ​​1,639 km2 by the Sixth Generation Contract of Work (” CoW “) which was signed in April 1997,” he said.
Besides taxes, there is a royalty to the state for sale 63106.52 ounces (1,963 kg) of gold and 355,233.08 ounces (11,049 kg) of silver valued at 482,298.10 dollars.
Referring to Law 33 of 2004 on Fiscal Balance between the Central Government and Local Government, the percentage share of exploration and exploitation fees fees (royalties) divided by the details of the center section 20 per cent, 16 per cent of the provincial, regency / city producing 32 percent of the district and parts / other city in the province 32 per cent.