Martabe Gold Mine is located in North Sumatra in the District of South Tapanuli. Most of the mine’s support facilities are located adjacent to the trans-Sumatran highway and close to a number of villages that belong to the sub-district of Batangtoru.
Martabe Gold Mine is a profitable low-cost gold producer. The low cost of production is attributable to a range of factors including good scale of operations, a low strip ratio, relatively high grade, a relatively simple metallurgical process, excellent logistical access and a high quality workforce. The company has implemented the Martabe Improvement Programme (MIP) since operations commenced, aimed at progressively improving ounces of gold recovered and reducing costs in a sustainable manner, so as to increase the margin per ounce of gold produced.
The mine operational area is centred on the Purnama open-cut mine and a conventional carbon-in-leach (CIL) gold ore processing plant with a design capacity of 5 million tonnes of ore per annum.