Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves

At the end of FY2016, DRDGOLD declared Mineral Resources of 50.67Moz and Mineral Reserves of 1.84Moz.

On 2 February 2017, DRDGOLD announced its revised Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserve statement as at 31 December 2016, disclosing a 52.6% increase in Measured Mineral Resources and a 66.6% increase in Mineral Reserves.

Mineral Resources

  30 June 2016 31 December 2016
  Tonnes
(Mt)
Grade
Au g/t
Au
tonnes
Au
Moz
Tonnes
(Mt)
Grade
Au g/t
Au
tonnes
Au
Moz
Measured – surface 161.9 0.29 47.3 1.52 261.5 0.28 72.2 2.32
Indicated – surface 547.8 0.27 150.3 4.83 426.6 0.28 119.4 3.83
Inferred – surface 846.6 0.20 169.1 5.44 867.1 0.20 173.6 5.58
Total Mineral Resources - surface 1 556.3 0.23 366.7 11.79 1 555.2 0.23 365.2 11.73
                 
Measured – underground 4.7 7.17 33.3 1.07 4.7 7.17 33.3 1.07
Indicated – underground 11.9 8.02 95.9 3.08 11.9 8.02 95.9 3.08
Inferred – underground 160.6 6.72 1 080.2 34.73 160.6 6.72 1 080.2 34.73
Total Mineral Resources - underground 177.2 6.82 1 209.4 38.88 177.2 6.82 1 209.4 38.88
                 
Total Mineral Resources 1 733.6 0.91 1 576.0 50.67 1 732.4 0.91 1 574.6 50.61

 

Mineral Reserves

  30 June 2016 31 December 2016
  Tonnes
(Mt)
Grade
Au g/t
Au
tonnes
Au
Moz
Tonnes
(Mt)
Grade
Au g/t
Au
tonnes
Au
Moz
Proved 127.72 0.31 39.25 1.26 98.04 0.31 29.98 0.97
Probable 43.21 0.42 17.99 0.58 214.54 0.30 63.86 2.05
                 
Total Mineral Reserves 170.93 0.33 57.24 1.84 312.58 0.30 93.83 3.01