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Gamsberg to trigger new wave of industrial development in Northern Cape

6th December 2018 BY: Simone Liedtke
Writer
Photo by: Dylan Slater

AGGENEYS (miningweekly.com) – In the lead-up to achieving its production target of 600 000 t/y, diversified miner Vedanta's Northern Cape-based Gamsberg zinc mine is ready to launch Phase 1.

After having been in development for three years by Vedanta's Zinc International division, the $400-million Gamsberg development forms part of Vedanta's long-term commitment to the development of the Northern Cape.

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In Phase 1, four-million tonnes a year of ore will be produced from Gamsberg's openpit and 250 000 t/y of zinc in metal concentrate from its concentrator plant.

Phase 2 will see a further investment of between $350-million and $400-million to increase ore mined to eight-million tonnes a year and production of zinc-in-concentrate to 450 000 t/y.

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Phase 3, which is expected to start in 2025, will see this increase to 600 000 t/y.

Thus far, 72-million tons of overburden has been pre-stripped.

Gamsberg, which has the potential to trigger a new wave of industrial and economic development in the Northern Cape, has employed more than 3 000 people during construction over the last two years.

For the operational phase, around 750 people are already employed. 

EDITED BY: Chanel de Bruyn Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Online
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