Figure 1: Licence 11593 PR Location Map
Applied for and were granted prospecting right over the remaining extent and portion 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the property Aroams 57, remaining extent, portions 1 and 2 of Koups Leegte 58 in the Namaqualand district of the Khai Ma Local Municipality in the Northern Cape Province. The prospecting right was lodged for the following minerals; manganese (Mn), lead (Pb), copper (Cu), Iron (Fe), Silver (Ag), zinc (Zn).The Property is adjacent to Gams 60 which holds the Gamsberg projects managed by Vedanta Zinc International Projects.
Table 1. 11593 PR Summary
|PR NUMBER||FARM NAME||FARM PORTIONS||COMMODITIES||STATUS||GRANTING DATE||DURATION|
|11593PR||Aroams 57||2,3,4 & 5||Cu, Fe, Mn, Pb, Ag & Zn||Granted||30/01/2016||5 Yrs|
|Koups Leegte 58||RE, 1 & 2|
Surface Topographic Map
Figure 2: Licence 11593 PR Surface Topographic Map
Figure 3: Licence 11593 PR Geology Map
Despite being next to the Vedanta Black Mountain, access to the farm is very poor. The current road is only navigable by a 4×4 vehicle. However, this will be a small issue as the roads and access can easily be upgraded due to the short distance to Aggeneys which has sufficient infrastructure to support a mining operation.
Power lines will need to be constructed from the Aggeneys substation to Koeris 54 for approximately 15 km.
The nearest railway line is at Aggeneys, there may be no need to build a newline to join the Aggeneys line, as the ore or concentrates can be moved by road.
Access roads will need to be constructed to the N14 and Aggeneys Town.
For mining purpose water may be pumped through pipelines from the Pella pump station to Koeris 54, which is approximately 60KM.
- Prospecting work programme (PDF – 920KB)
- Granting Letter (PDF – 907KB)
- Acceptance Letter (PDF – 160KB)
- Confirmation of Granting of Prospecting Licences (PDF – 339KB)