ush for Exploration and Production Co. Ltd. (Kush E&P) and Alliance for Mining Co. Ltd. (Alliance) manage mineral prospecting and production licenses for Block 30 in Red Sea State in the Republic of Sudan. In May 2015 Alliance launched a gold processing plant (GPP).
Kush for Exploration & Production Co. Ltd. / Alliance for Mining Co. Ltd.
Plot 107, Garden City, Khartoum, Sudan
Tel: +249 93 001 8300
pril 30th, 2013: the Government of Sudan and Kush for Exploration and Production Co. Ltd. (Kush EP) signed the Concession Agreement for Block 30. Based on the Concession Agreement Kush EP was granted a Mineral Prospecting License for Block 30.
October 2013: start of geological exploration spanning 70% of the total license area. As a result, Wadi Ushar was selected as the first prospecting site (Commercial Discovery). Intensive geological exploration on Block 30 continued with the aim of increasing the resource base.
July 2014: start of open pit works based on the successful exploration results
December 2nd, 2014: Kush EP and Sudanese partners established a production company – Alliance for Mining Co. Ltd. (Alliance) – to operate the Gold Processing Plant (GPP).
January 2015: construction of pilot GPP and main infrastructure, including field camp, utilities, communications, laboratory complex, etc.
May 2015: Mining License was issued for the Commercial Discovery area (Wadi Ushar). Official ceremony of launching the GPP, attended by representatives of the Sudanese authorities.
lock 30 area: 4,426 square km
Location: Red Sea State, the Republic of Sudan
License term: 3 years + 2 extensions (1 year each)
Block 30 Exploration Area has a high potential for discovery of significant resources of gold.
Increasing the resource base
CIL (Cyanide-in-leach) plant expansion
At least 2 exploration targets suitable for open pit mining identified within 3-4 km from CIL Plant
Expected mineral resources based on identified targets 2.2 – 2.6 Mt @ 8-12 ppm of gold
(0,8 – 1.0 Moz ~ 26 – 32 t Au)
CIL Plant expansion
Addition of 0.35 mtpa of gold ore mining & processing - > Total Plant Capacity will reach 0,5 Mtpy
Expansion Capex ~ $40-50M
It is expected that additional exploration of the remaining license area will yield significant volumes of gold-bearing material suitable for heap leaching and/or further CIL Plant expansion
lliance for Mining Co. Ltd is an important employer in the region:
277 local specialists work at the company as of June 1st, 2015
Plans to increase staff to almost 500 specialists (80 % - Sudanese)
Internships with a track to employment for local communities
Food and medical assistance for local communities, emergency aid:
In 2013 over 250,000 SDG allocated to buy food and medicine
In 2013 Kush E&P provided a grant of US $100,000 to the Sudanese government to restore regions, suffering from flooding
In 2014 over 80,000 SDG transferred to provide food to low-income families
Russian Language Center
In 2013, in cooperation with Ms Sumeyye Abdel Aziz Hasan, Dean of the Russian language department at the University of Khartoum, Kush E&P sponsored the opening of the Russian Language Center named after the world famous Russian poet Alexander Pushkin.
Kush E&P completely renovated 2 rooms of the Center and purchased all the equipment and study materials
The Center houses a library of Russian literature, and multimedia equipment
The opening ceremony for the Alexander Pushkin Russian language center took place on December 3rd, 2014, during the official visit of the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to Khartoum
Sudanese students attend regular lectures on Russian culture at the Center and get an opportunity to practice Russian language and communicate with diplomats from the Russian embassy
over 2,500 samples collected
5,000 linear meters of trenching
47 core drilling wells; 41 RC drilling wells
4 hydrogeological wells
Mining license area (Wadi Ushar): 2 km
Mining license term: 20 years
Stripping works, drilling and blasting works started July 2014
Mined bulk: 90 – 100 ths. m³ per month
Gold Processing Plant:
150,000 tons of ore per year
Increase to more than 200,000 tons/y in 2016
Cyanide leaching technology
Gold recovery up to 90%
Gold production in 2015: ~ 700 kg
Gold production in 2016: ~ 1,700 kg (minimum expected)
o current tenders available