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
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)
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