Andrada Mining: Namibian Tin, Lithium and Tantalum Producer

12th March 2024

Andrada Mining, the critical metals producer focussed on Namibia, has announced plans to increase lithium, tin, and tantalum production at the flagship Uis Mine. With regards to tin, implementation of an ore sorting circuit underway will increase tin concentrate from 1,500 tonnes a year to 2,600 tonnes a year (‘tpa’). The ore sorting is fully funded by the Orion Resource Partners facility. This is expected to¬†increase revenue by up to 75% and continue to reduce the AISC of the mining operations.

First shipment of tantalum concentrate to Afrimet Resources is targeted for March 2024. Current annual production is estimated to be approximately 48 tpa and expected to increase to 83 tpa after the implementation of the ore sorting circuit.

The lithium pilot plant has consistently produced technical grade petalite concentrate since Q4 2023. Initial prospective sales are focussed on the specialty glass and ceramics market that is quoted as a premium to the battery market currently, although test work for supplying the lithium battery market is also ongoing. Initial modelling indicates an initial production of 30 000 tpa (from 1.7 million tonnes per annum) Run-Of-Mine of technical grade petalite concentrate.

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