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Doornkop Mine

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Doornkop

Some 30km west of Johannesburg, Doornkop is a single-shaft operation mining the Kimberley and South Reefs to a depth of just under 2 000 metres. Doornkop uses both mechanised bord-and-pillar and narrow-reef conventional mining, with ore processed at its carbon-in-pulp plant. Production at the higher-grade South Reef project is ramping up to scheduled full production in FY16.

Safety

Doornkop's safety record was improved with no fatalities recorded for the year (2012:2). New safety initiatives being rolled out resulted in the LTIFR improving to 5.30 per million hours worked (FY12: 6.38). Commendably, the mine achieved 6.4 million fall-of-ground fatality-free shifts during the year and 1.7 million fatality free shifts in April 2013.

  • More detailed information on safety performance and Harmony's sustainable development concerns in South Africa can be found in the online Safety and health supplement for 2013.
  • Detailed information on Doornkop's resources and reserves appears in the mineral resources and mineral reserves section of the annual report.

Key statistics

Production   2013 2012 2011
Tonnes milled (t'000) 1 008 928 718
Gold produced (kg) 3 631 3 075 2 512
Grade (g/t) 3.60 3.31 3.50
Financial        
Revenue (R'000) 1 615 027 1 283 708 781 981
Cash operating cost (R/kg) 296 714 285 269 236 810
Operating profit/(loss) (R'000) 572 743 421 422 180 003
Capital expenditure (Rm) 285 427 293 708 291 978
Safety        
Fatalities   0 2 0
LTIFR   5.30 6.28 8.04
Environment        
Electricity used 000MWh 216 195 161
Water used for primary activities* 000m³ 760 1 370 2 750
GHG emissions 000t CO2e 214 193 165
Local economic development (Rm) 7 3 4
Highlights        
  6.4 million fall-of-ground fatality free shifts in 2013.
1.7 million fatality free shifts in April 2013.
 
New-order mining rights        
  October 2008  
Certification        
  ISO 14001 compliant – shaft recertified after two years of implementation.  
Key risks and challenges        
  Delivering on South Reef development targets.
Shaft infrastructure commissioning to deepest levels.
 

* The reduction is due to the revised definition of water use for primary activities.

See here for detailed information on Doornkop's resources and reserves.

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Annual report

Integrated annual report 2013
Integrated annual report 2013

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