Nokeng Mining Project

Sepfluor prospects [map]

Nokeng mine [map]

Nokeng comprises three adjacent, high-quality haematite-fluorospar deposits – Plattekop, Outwash Fan and Wilton. 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 185 000 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.

 
Deposit Category Tonnes
(000)
Contained CaF2
(000t)
CaF2 (%)
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
Plattekop Probable 422 150 35.7
Outwash fan Probable 0 0  0
   Total probable 422 150 35.7
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.