Gold One International has poured the first gold from its underground Modder East ore in South Africa ahead of schedule, the company said.

The company has poured about 240oz of gold from the project, following the commissioning of the Modder East processing plant in June 2009.

The plant has treated ore produced from Gold One’s Sub Nigel project since the beginning of 2009, producing a total of 600oz to date.

Gold One has a production target of 20,000oz of gold in 2009.