AfriTin Mining Ltd - First Blast at Uis Tin Mine and Site Visit
("AfriTin" or the "Company")
First Blast at
· Large scale blast and first ore at the Uis Tin mine,
· Commencement of ore preparation and stockpiling in anticipation of the completion of the Phase 1 pilot plant;
· Running the first campaign through the comminution circuit and crushing of ore; and,
· Site establishment ceremony, hosting the Honourable Tom Alweendo, Minister of Mines and Energy as well as investors and analysts.
Following the start of the civil construction works in
The Company is pleased to announce the first large scale blast of ore and commencement of ore preparation and stockpiling in anticipation of the completion of the Phase 1 processing pilot plant. Activities include, running the first ore through the front-end comminution and crushing circuit. In tandem with production activities, ongoing drilling to make the historic resource JORC compliant, continues on schedule.
Uis is formerly the world's largest hard-rock tin mine. AfriTin's Phase 1 pilot processing plant is designed to process approximately 500,000 tonnes per annum producing approximately 60 tonnes of tin concentrate per month as part of Phase 1. Phase 2 will comprise a planned operation of a 3 million tonne per annum processing facility, producing approximately 5,000 tonnes per annum of tin concentrate.
Site visit ceremony
To mark the first blast at the
An operational video, presenting the first blast of ore at Uis, will be available on the AfriTin website in the coming days.
The Honourable Tom Alweendo, Minister of Mines and Energy said, "
Commenting on the developments CEO
This marks the first blasting of ore since the mine closed down in 1991. We are very excited to start stockpiling ore and begin the production activities of Phase 1 in anticipation of the Pilot Processing Plant being completed. Our vision of bringing this iconic mine back into production and generating revenues has taken a big step forward today.
My thanks to the significant support shown by the Minister of Mines and Energy and his team, our local partners and communities which have provided the framework and planning to get us here. We look forward to providing further updates as commissioning progresses."
The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information under the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014.
For further information, please visit www.afritinmining.com or contact:
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Notes to Editors
AfriTin is managed by an experienced board of directors and management team with a current two-fold strategy: fast track Uis brownfield tin mine in
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