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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.
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.