Following a review to further optimise Group earnings Jubilee Metals Group has concluded that Dilokong Chrome Mine (“DCM”) in South Africa could contribute more significantly to earnings if implemented at the Company’s much larger Inyoni or Windsor chrome operations.
Currently all Jubilee’s processing facilities in South Africa are fully operational with the exclusion of DCM.
DCM has further indicated that they have no immediate plans to restart mining operations.
The potential roll-out of the fine chrome solution across Jubilee’s operations has been impacted by current restrictions on the importing of goods and services as well as supply chain disruptions.
The Company has agreed terms with DCM under which the fine chrome operation will be terminated affording the Company the opportunity to immediately commence with the relocation of the facility to Jubilee’s other significantly larger operations.
The relocation process is targeted to be completed towards the end of August
2020 and is expected to significantly enhance Jubilee’s chrome operational outputs. Key terms of the termination include DCM contributing to the disassembling cost of the fine chrome facility and the Company committing to complete the disassembly before end of August 2020.
The Company expects no material impact on its earnings during the relocation phase of the fine chrome facility.
The relocation of the fine chrome facility and termination of the chrome operations at DCM, in no way impacts on the Company’s continued rights to the PGMs contained in the DCM tailings.
Leon Coetzer, CEO says: “The way Jubilee is able to react and find solutions to the current challenges faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic is testimony to the ingenuity of the Jubilee team and lies at the heart of ‘the Jubilee Way’.
“The remarkable success of our fine chrome facility has proven itself as a leading solution for the recovery of chrome previously regarded as unrecoverable and I look forward to seeing the success replicated at our other operations.
“It is this ingenuity that has led Jubilee Metals to implement ground breaking solutions in the mining and metal industry which creates sustainable opportunities from what others regard as waste.”