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Kamiesberg Heavy Minerals Mining Project, Namaqualand, South Africa

The Kamiesberg Project, the purpose of which is to exploit proven heavy mineral sand deposits, is situated 35 km to the southwest of the town of Garies in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. Zirco holds the prospecting rights to the Roode Heuwel (6 314 ha) and Leeuvlei (6 005 ha) deposits, and are also in the process of acquiring prospecting rights for a further deposit immediately east of and adjacent to Roode Heuwel, referred to as "Sabies" (8 600 ha). This report deals with all three areas which combined form Zirco's Kamiesberg Project. In addition to the mining and associated infrastructure (mineral separation plant, primary concentrator plant, tailings dam, offices, workshops and stores, for example.), the project will also require the construction of various ancillary infrastructure such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • Seawater intake, desalination plant, pumping station and pipeline
  • Waste water treatment works
  • Product transfer stations
  • Airstrip
  • Upgrade of the provincial road to and junction with the N7 road

Published: 13 July 2015
Review Period: 13 July 2015 – 3 August 2015

Contact Person: Dr Chantel Bezuidenhout
Email: c.bezuidenhout@cesnet.co.za
Tel: +27 (0)41 585 1715
Fax: +27 (0)46 622 6564

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