GPM Gold

Zod mine and the Ararat gold extraction plant

GPM Gold includes the Zod mine and the Ararat gold extraction plant.  In terms of explored resources, the Zod mine is one of the largest in the region and holds significant reserves.  After acquisition in late 2007, GPM restarted production at the mine and processing facility in 2008.  The current capital investment programme targets construction of a new Albion processing plant at the Ararat facility, which would significantly increase the extraction coefficient for sulphide-heavy ores from the Zod mine.

Process flowsheet



  • Unprocessed ore is transferred from the Zod mine to the Ararat extraction plant by rail
  • Doré bars are exported for refining