AIM-listed AfriTin Mining reports it is making good progress towards its objective of achieving commercial production from its Uis tin mine in Namibia later this year.

The company, through its Namibian subsidiary, Dawnmin Africa Investments (Pty) Ltd, has purchased the entire front-end crushing component for the processing circuit of the plant, located at the Uis tin mine.

The equipment includes a jaw crusher, three cone crushers, stacking and conveying equipment and the electrical switchgear. AfriTin has also appointed Crushplant & Utility Spares, a Namibian-based engineering firm specialising in the construction and installation of crushing equipment, to match the equipment to the required specifications and undertake the associated installation at the mine site.

The equipment purchased represents the entire comminution circuit for the Phase 1 processing plant from which the company estimates production of approximately 780 tonnes of tin concentrate per annum.

The AfriTin engineering team has begun work on the infrastructure design for the plant design at Uis. The scope of the team’s work includes civil, structural and mechanical designs and drafting. The planning work will be undertaken through the use of high resolution satellite imagery that has already been purchased, and topographical interpretation is currently being prepared.

Comments Anthony Viljoen, CEO of AfriTin Mining: “I am pleased to be in a position to provide such a significant and positive operational update for the company, at such an early stage in its development. The comminution circuit purchased through Crushplant provides a turnkey package for the front-end crushing end of the circuit and, as a result, comprises at least 30 % of the required plant procurement.”

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