Operator: Nord Gold N.V.

Location: Burkina Faso, West Africa

Royalty: 2.0% GSR and 0.75% GSR (milling royalty) (gold)

Term of Royalty: Life of Mine

Taparko is an open-pit gold operation owned and operated by Societe des Mines de Taparko, which is 90% owned by Nord Gold N.V. and 10% owned by the Government of Burkina Faso. Taparko is located in the Namantenga Province of Burkina Faso, approximately 200 kilometers northeast of the capital city of Ouagadougou.

Taparko was the first gold mine built in Burkina Faso and production started in July 2007.

Taparko consists of multiple open-pit operations with all the mining and milling facilities located on the main Taparko site. The Taparko processing plant consists of conventional crushing, grinding and carbon-in-leach (CIL) circuits which recover gold for the production of doré.