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Appendix No.2


Proposed programme for (‘prospecting) and mining operations (should include a forecast of


capital investment, the estimated recovery rate of ore and mineral products, and


the proposed treatment and disposal of ore minerals recovered)








Reference: Appendix 3. Exploration Phase EMP and Item 4. Project Description:


Environmental Impact Assessment Report for South East Ore Body Mining


Project, July 2011: By Moka Environmental and Geotechnical Consultants








Programme for prospecting


The programme for exploration / prospecting at the South East Ore Body (SEOB) Mining Project


commenced late 2008 and is earmarked for completion in 2013.


Mining operations


The construction stage is expected to commence as soon as the Zambia Environmental


management Agency (ZEMA) approves the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report and


will take 5 years to complete. The life of the mine is estimated at 25 years. The total


investment required to develop the SEOB is estimated at US$832 million.


Firstly the focus is on developing the N1 ore body and later the remaining three ore bodies


within the SEOB field.


■ Total copper ore reserves for N1 ore body are estimated at 48, 899, lOOt


■ Copper grade: 2.30TCu%


■ Copper metal: 1,126,550t


■ Cobalt grade: 0.11TCo%


■ Cobalt metal: 56,730t


■ Expected output: 10,000t copper ore/d


The ore mined from the SEOB will be processed using the conventional concentrator process to


produce copper concentrates which will be smelted at smelters within the Copperbelt Province.