AfriTin Mining: Uis Phase 2 Expansion: PEA Results

26th April 2022 | AfriTin Mining Ltd

Uis Phase 2 Expansion: Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) Results

AfriTin Mining Limited (AIM: ATM), an African tech-metals mining company with a portfolio of mining and exploration assets in Namibia, is pleased to announce the results of its internally produced Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”) for the Phase 2 expansion of the Company’s flagship polymetallic asset, the Uis Mine (“Uis”).

Link to full pdf version with images: https://afritinmining.com/uis-phase-2-expansion-preliminary-economic-assessment-pea-results/

Highlights:

  • After-tax NPV8 of US$2.1 billion, and IRR of 75%*;
  • Significant annual cashflow with rapid payback of 1.5 years from an open-pit tin, lithium, and tantalum mine*;
  • Proven profitable Phase 1 Pilot plant significantly de-risks the execution and process flow design of Phase 2*;
  • Average production of 10 Mtpa ROM per year with 14-year mine life and low strip ratio of 1:2.6*;
  • EBITDA margin of 64%, or US$62/t ROM*; and
  • Owner’s CAPEX of $440m, including a 30% contingency.*.

* subject to the assumptions, qualifications and limitations set out below

Anthony Viljoen (CEO) commented:

“I am delighted to present the preliminary economic assessment for Phase 2 at our flagship Uis asset in Namibia. This PEA shows outstanding economics and returns for the expansion and allows us to move forward with excitement to a full bankable feasibility. The fact we have successfully brought phase 1 into production allows us to significantly de-risk phase 2 from the considerable learnings in building a new mine. Phase 2 will see AfriTin produce globally significant volumes of tin, lithium and tantalum which are vital in meeting the demands of the transition to a new efficient greener technology future.”

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