Besra in Vietnam

Besra is proud of our long history in central Vietnam. We opened the first modern plant in the country and, with two sites processing gold, our operation was the largest in the country. We acquired the Bong Mieu property in 1997 and opened a gold plant there in 2005. We were granted exploration licenses at Phuoc Son in 1999, and commissioned that gold plant in June 2011. It was the most modern gold facility in the country.

Consolidated gold production was 60,187 ounces in 2013.

While achieving these successes, Besra made a strong commitment to its local communities by employing and training locals, partnering with NGOs on local health and education projects, and maintaining international standards of safety and environmental stewardship.

Besra Gold Production 2006-2013

Phuoc Son – Gold Mine

  • Commissioned 2011
  • Plated capacity 1000 tonnes a day
  • Recovery rate 92-95% (75% gravity gold)
  • Conventional Crush, Grind, Gravity, Flotation and CIL Plant

Bong Mieu – Gold Mine

  • Commissioned 2006
  • Plated capacity 500 tonnes a day
  • Recovery rate 88%
  • Conventional Crush, Grind, Gravity, Flotation and CIL Plant


See our media release of 17 October 2014. Previously listed on:

Important note

Besra was formerly known as Olympus Pacific Minerals. We changed our name to Besra in November 2012.