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The works started in Bakırtepe Gold mine by Demir Export A.S. in 2007 following the tender of General Directorate of Mine Works in 2006 gained momentum upon completion of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process in March 2013.

However, works were suspended upon “Stay of Execution” decision of Sivas Administrative Court and they recommenced intensively with the revision of EIA report and abolition of “Stay of Execution” in May 2015. All construction works were completed within 8 months and production phase was started with the first casting on March 28, 2016.

Bakırtepe Gold Mine project, the first valuable metal (gold, silver) mine explored and developed by Demir Export A.S. has an annual manufacturing capacity of 25.000 ounce (778 kg). Bakırtepe Gold Mine follows the best practices regarding environmental and work safety and heap leach method, frequently used in Turkey in recent years, is used to produce gold. Our company will continue exploration and development activities in order to increase the gold production in coming years.