Environmental leadership in the mining industry is a strategic business objective of AMAK.
We completed the testing and commissioning of our mining facility , which is fully operational as of quarter 3 of 2012. The facility was officially inaugurated by His Royal Highness Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Prince of Najran on 2 October 2012. During 2011, the activities of the company were mostly focused on the completion of the construction and the start of the commissioning phase of ore treatment plant, which effectively started on 28 November. The treatment process is carried out in accordance with the engineering designs and through the established stages which include crushing, grinding, floatation, and dewatering. The Port of Jazan on the Red Sea is the export route and is situated 450 km from the mine.
The total Measured and Indicated Resource at Al Masane Deposit is 9.4 million tonnes of massive sulphide ore grading at 4.23% Zn; 1.21% Cu, 0.97g Au/t and 31 g Ag/t. Total Inferred Resource is 0.6mt, grading at 7.42% Zn, 1.00% Cu, 1.18 g Au/t and 13g Ag/t.
Al-Masane is the first mine in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to export copper and zinc concentrates to overseas smelters. The mine’s reserves are estimated at 4.9 million tons of zinc and copper bearing ore, according to JORC compliant resource and reserve reports.
In addition to the main reserve of copper and zinc, the processed ore contains 0.97g of gold and 31g of silver per ton.
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