Bissa gold mine is located approximately 85km north of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. Being officially commissioned in 2013, Bissa is Nordgold`s flagship asset, being one of its largest and lowest cost operation. Mining is by conventional open pit mining methods with the ore treated in a 4.0Mt/a plant based on a carbon-in-leach (CIL) circuit with an ADR process plant. Wood Mackenzie’s asset reports are built from the bottom up, incorporating a number of granular data metrics to ultimately produce our industry standard cash operating costs. This report contains a detailed asset note giving you a holistic view of the asset, including an operational overview through to a timeline of events from inception to now. This qualitative analysis is supplemented by the associated Excel download which enables interrogation of a whole series of cost and production metrics over the life of the asset.