Nokeng comprises three adjacent, high-quality haematite-fluorspar deposits – Plattekop, Outwash Fan and Wiltin. The first two, prioritised for development and mining, contain an estimated total Mineral Reserve (SAMREC-compliant) of 12Mt (Plattekop: 2.7Mt at 40% CaF2 in situ grade; Outwash Fan: 9Mt at 23% CaF2 in situ grade).
The current estimated life of mine is 19 years.
At an average run-of-mine rate of 600 000tpa, production between 185 000tpa and 130 000tpa of acid grade fluorspar for sale and internal beneficiation and up to 30 000tpa of metallurgical grade fluorspar (for local and export steel markets) is targeted, from surface and open pit mining.
|Plattekop||Proven||2 696||1 039||38.6|
|Outwash Fan||Proven||9 065||2 055||22.7|
|Total Inferred||Total Proven||11 761||3 094||26.3|
|Total Mineral Reserve||12 182||3 244||26.6|
Cost of production is expected to be low.
A mining right has been granted and construction has begun.