The Yaoure project is owned and operated by Perseus Mining following its merger with Amara Mining in 2016. An open pit operation utilising conventional drill, blast, load and haul mining methods is planned. A 3.3Mt/a processing plant is planned with gravity concentration in a carbon in leach (CIL) circuit. Production is expected to continue for 9 years (stockpiled ore will be processed on completion of mining activity in year 6). Average annual gold production is estimated at 215koz/a in the first five years. Commercial production is anticipated in 2021.