Togo: Keras to begin bulk sampling testwork program at Nayega manganese project, on August 27

Tuesday, 21 August 2018 13:59
Togo: Keras to begin bulk sampling testwork program at Nayega manganese project, on August 27

(Togo First) - Keras Resources will at last commence its 10,000 tonne bulk sampling metallurgical testwork program at the Nayega Manganese Project in the Kpendjal prefecture, in northern Togo.

The AIM-listed British firm is active on the project through its subsidiary Société Générale des Mines SARL (SGM). The latter which detains 85% of the project, announced in a statement released last Wednesday that it has reached a major milestone in its development.

Keras appointed as head of the project Graham Stacey. Stacey before that was Project Head at Keaton Energy Holdings. He was also director at Chromex Mining and Venmyn Rand; and spent eight years at Anglo American.

In its statement, the mineral resource company further indicated that Stacey would collaborate with CMTP, a local firm specialized in quarry management, mining, extraction and logistics, to plan the program.

Keras revealed it signed a deal with South African firm Appropriate Process Technologies (APT), in the framework of the project. APT will, under agreed terms, build a bulk sampling factory, as well as deliver  equipment needed for the program. The latter should be available soon for operations to begin next August 27.

The bulk sampling program will, according to estimations, cost $1.5 million, and should be completed mid-January, next year.

The Nayega project is an open-pit, low-capex project. It covers an area of 92,390 ha and hosts a deposit that is 2.2 km long and 500 m large, with an average depth of 3.3 m.

Fiacre E. Kakpo

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