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Review of operations

EXTENSIVE GLOBAL OPERATIONS FOOTPRINT PROVIDES OPTIONS

Global operations footpring [graph]
  1. 1
    Argentina

    Cerro Vanguardia

  2. 2
    Australia

    Sunrise Dam

  3. 3
    Brazil

    Serra Grande
    AGA Mineração

  4. 4
    Ghana

    Iduapriem
    Obuasi

  1. 5
    Guinea

    Siguiri

  2. 6
    Mali

    Morila
    Sadiola
    Yatela

  3. 7
    Namibia

    Navachab

  1. 8
    South Africa

    Vaal River
    Great Noligwa
    Kopanang
    Moab Khotsong
    Surface operations

    West Wits
    Mponeng
    Savuka
    TauTona

  1. 9
    Tanzania

    Geita

  2. 10
    United States

    Cripple Creek & Victor

Introduction

In 2011, AngloGold Ashanti produced 4.33Moz of gold (2010: 4.52Moz) as well as 1.38Mlb of uranium, 2.96Moz of silver and 206.54t of sulphuric acid as by-products. In all, 61,242 people, including contractors, were employed.

The group’s operations are divided into the following regions:

  • South Africa – includes operations in South Africa;
  • Continental Africa – includes operations in Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Namibia and Tanzania;
  • Australasia – includes the operation in Australia; and
  • Americas – includes operations in Argentina, Brazil and the United States.

Increased gold production in the Americas and Continental Africa regions was insufficient to compensate for declines in South Africa and Australasia.

Regrettably there were 15 fatalities across the group’s operations in 2011. The all injury frequency rate improved to 9.76 per million hours worked compared to 11.50 in 2010 and 20.95 in 2007.

In addition, the company conducts a focused global exploration programme and has five significant greenfield projects – Gramalote and La Colosa in Colombia, Kibali and Mongbwalu in the DRC, and Tropicana in Australia. In the course of processing the ore mined, by-products such as silver, uranium oxide and sulphuric acid occur at the Argentinean, South African and Brazilian operations respectively.


Gold production by region
Gold production by type of mining
 
Group gold production [graph]

4,331 000oz

Group total cash costs [graph]

$728/oz

 
Group total production costs

$950/oz

Group capital expenditure

$1,527m