Vancouver-based miner Trevali received positive results on its feasibility study to expand its 90pc owned Rosh Pinah mine in Namibia, near South Africa.
Developing the lead and zinc Rosh Pinah mine entails a project investment of $111mn. The study’s target is to boost the mill output to 1.3mn mt per year, up 85.7pc from 700,000mt per year.
Rosh Pinah will produce 61,235mt of zinc per year with annual lead output volumes at 10,750mt. The mine has 12.4mn mt of proven and probable reserves, including 771,107mt of zinc and 167,829mt of lead.
The complete mine project has produced 38,828mt of payable zinc in 50.6pc concentrate and 8,255mt of payable lead in 18.2pc concentrate.
Comprehensive work and purchasing are set to begin in Q4 with construction slated to begin in the middle of 2022. Commercial production is scheduled for the middle of 2024.