Base Resources to proceed with Kenyan mineral sands project

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Base Resources to proceed with Kenyan mineral sands project
Mélissa Dardaine
Mélissa Dardaine

Base Resources to proceed with Kenyan mineral sands project

The Kwale operations accounts for 65% of Kenya’s mining industry. Credit: Base Resources. Base Resources has announced its decision to move forward with the Bumamani mineral sands project in Kenya. The decision follows the completion of the definitive feasibility study (DFS), which determined the mine’s economic viability. According to the study, the Bumamani mine is expected to involve a $28.1m investment for development. This project includes the higher-grade subsets of the Bumamani and Kwale North Dune deposits. The DFS also validated the feasibility of concurrently mining the two areas with the Kwale South Dune deposit. Base Resources expects to begin mining at the Kwale North Dune deposit in March 2023. The Australia-based firm said that its latest decision will extend the operational life of the firm’s fully owned mineral sands operations in Kwale County (Kwale operations) by 13 months to December 2024. Located 50km south of Mombasa, Kenya, the […]

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