Kasbah Resources has renewed the environmental and social impact assessment for its 75%-owned Achmmach tin project for a further five-year period to July 2024.
Morocco – The ESIA is a critical permit required to operate and sets out the fundamental environmental and social compliance framework. The renewal further confirms the Company’s compliance with Moroccan environmental and regulatory requirements and reaffirms the Moroccan authorities support for the project.
The Achmmach tin project’s environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) was initially granted in December 2014 following lengthy engagement with the government and the local community, with expiry due in December 2019, unless construction commenced prior to then.
“We are pleased with the renewal of the ESIA as it secures the tenure of the mining license and allows us to progress down the path to commence construction in FY2020,” says Kasbah Resources CEO Evan Spencer.
The renewal of the ESIA also confirms the project’s continued support from local government bodies and its host community.
Achmmach at a glance
Kasbah Resources delivered a positive definitive feasibility study for the Achmmach tin project in 2018. The project includes a proposed underground mine with an initial 10-year life, producing 750 000 tpa of ore at an average head grade of 0.82% tin (Sn).
The associated processing plant will incorporate ore sorting and high pressure grinding rolls (HPGR) technology, to produce approximately 4500 tpa of tin in a 60% tin concentrate.
The 2018 DFS followed on from extensive drilling and test work completed on the project since 2008, and incorporated elements of previous studies conducted in 2014, 2015 and 2016 to deliver an outcome which confirms Achmmach as a world class development-ready tin project.