On-going

The Slurry Pipeline for Khouribga Mine in Jorf Lasfar project 

This project EPC is realized by a Turkish company, TEKFEN and subcontracted it to a consortium led by Paterson & Cooke of South Africa and AFRASIA. The project is in the commissioning phase.

About the project

Morocco is the largest phosphate ore exporter in the world.    Phosphate rock mining and processing is Morocco’s leading business and phosphates and fertilizers comprise the country’s leading export commodity.    On January 11th, TEKFEN Construction of Turkey and OCP (Office Chérifien des Phosphates) signed a contract for OCP’s Khouribga -Jorf Lasfar Phosphate Slurry Pipeline.

The 230 km pipeline will carry the phosphate in the form of slurry from the mining area of Khouribga to Jorf Lasfar Terminal at the Atlantic coast.    The project will consist of a segment of 187 km of 36” pipeline, the largest diameter slurry pipeline ever to be built, and a segment of 39 km of 12”-20” pipeline, together with pump stations and storage facilities.

This project EPC is realized by a consortium led by Paterson & Cooke of South Africa and AFRASIA.   The project is in the commissioning phase. Project value: 7,780, 627.00 Euro. The project is expected to be completed over the 2014 summer. 

Keban project  

Pera Maden A.G. is acquired by Ebullio Capital Management that is one of the most specialized     players in the hedge fund management game in London UK. AFRASIA has signed agreement with Ebullio to provide entire mining and technical services required for their mining sites in Keban, Turkey. Project value: $3.5 Million US. For Afrasia potential fee income from these projects is US$3.5 Million over the next 18 months starting in May 2014.

About Pera Maden

Pera Maden AG in Sternberg / Germany is the holding company of Pera Maden AS in Istanbul / Turkey.   Pera Maden A.S. is the operating legal entity for our mining activities in Turkey.    The company is currently in possession of four mining licenses in Eastern Anatolia.   Three license areas are in exploration status and one is a full Mining License.   Their mining activities are focused on precious and non-precious metals like gold, silver, copper, zinc, lead, molybdenum, tungsten and others.

Pera Maden is a mining company in Turkey Pera Maden‘s largest project, Keban, has three sub-projects, an open-pit mine, underground mine and old mine tailings, the last of which will start production next April.    Keban will produce copper and gold from open-pit mining, and lead, silver and zinc from underground mining.    Assuming current indicators are confirmed, it has the potential to become the 11th-largest producer of copper in the world (1.1% market share), third in silver (4.5% market share) and fourth in lead and zinc (2.7% share).    The inferred resource for the Keban mine offers potential for 20 years of production worth $20 billion US and the capital expenditure to start pilot production are $20 million US.  

DEDEMAN project 

AFRASIA Maden, Enerji Müh.ve Dan. Tic. A.Ş. (AME) has undertaken a valuation of the mining and processing facilities owned and operated by DEDEMAN Madencilik San.ve Tic. A.Ş.  DEDEMAN is a Turkish mining company based in Istanbul with operations in various parts of Turkey producing Chromite (Cr2O3) concentrates since 1947 and lead (Pb) and Silver (Ag) concentrates more recently.  The valuation complies with international reporting standards hence reported under the SAMVAL code of South Africa.  Coffey Mining (Coffey) was subcontracted to AME to jointly evaluate the mineral resources, mining engineering and undertake the valuation of the properties.  AME provided the personnel to evaluate the geology, mineral processing and infrastructure portions of the valuation. Coffey was engaged to provide the Competent Persons (CP’s) for the geology, mineral resources, engineering and valuation.

The business valuation aims to determine the intrinsic value, on the basis of existing information plus collected by AFRASIA’s team from the DEDEMAN sites concerning resources, the business and its environment.    At the final stage, the report is created help DEDEMAN’s board of directors to draw a clear vision about mining division restructuring and also investors to accomplish an accurate business analysis before determining the final value in the decision process. 

LME Grade Metals & Ferro-Metals Production Facility Project 

The project includes a METAL REFINERY HUB that will be constructed with 5 mineral processing lane including a 240ktpa Zinc, 140ktpa Lead, 400ktpa Copper, 210 ktpa FeCr & 140ktpa FeMn Smelting facility to create Turkish self-sufficiency & exportability.

  • The project will include a 600 MW import coal powered energy plant; a seaport and  Supporting Rail Transportation & other infrastructure they will be built
  • The project, when completed, will
    • Consolidates a fragmented mining industry that presently impact negative $14 US to $18 US billion per year on BoP’s
    • Then turns this negative impact to positive $30 US billion per year on BoP thus adding up to $48 US billion per year compared to present situation to the economy by year 2023
    • Improves competitiveness, capability to produce special products for more growth in the Turkish Steel Industry

Please find the article we wrote concerning Metal Refinery in Turkey with TUIK data study starting on page 18 here: http://goo.gl/LytOXE. Potential Project value: $10 Billion US. The Project will follow a phased approach for a $10 Billion US direct investment over 10 years until year 2023.

LME Grade Zinc Production Facility Project  

AFRASIA has been working with Alexander Mining plc of the UK for the pilot trials and ultimate commercialization of its proprietary mineral processing technologies in order to implement it in an LME Grade Zinc Cathode production facility in Turkey by no later than December 2015. 

As part of program, 

  1. A sampling effort has been conducted in Adana City, Tufanbeyli district in December 2013 aiming to collect 3 tons of representative ore sample from stockpiled ore in Akçal Pit, which is sitting on the RCR licence.   As a result, 2.9 tons of representative ore samples were collected and forwarded to Alexander Mining laboratories in Perth for metallurgical testing purposes. 
  2. A short field visit has been conducted to Imranlı district of Sivas City in November, 2013 and 20 kg of representative ore sample was obtained from mineralized sections of Main and South East zones which were sitting on the RCR licenses.   Samples were then forwarded to Alexander Mining laboratories in Perth for metallurgical testing purposes. 
  3. Another sampling work has been conducted in Sivas City, Imranlı district in January 2014.   This programme has aimed to collect 10 tons of the ore sample from the same areas (i.e. mineralized sections of Main and South East zones) as well as the core samples from the mineralized intervals of drill-hole cores which were kept in core shed at Imranlı.   As a result 8.5 tons of ore and core samples were collected and forwarded to Alexander Mining laboratories in Perth for metallurgical testing purposes
  4. A sampling work has been conducted in Hakkari on RCR licenses namely; No 5 and Pentagon in December 2013.   This programme has aimed to collect 3 tons of representative ore sample from each license.   As a result, 5.6 tons of ore and core samples were collected and forwarded to Alexander Mining laboratories in Perth for metallurgical testing purposes.

Currently, AFRASIA is working on pertaining phases concerning Supplies of Zinc Oxide Ores, Hub potential sites in Turkey. Potential Project value: 1.2 Billion Dollars. The Project will follow a phased approach for a $1.2 US Billion direct investment and it will be executed over next 3 years.

ABOUT Alexander Mining 

Alexander Mining is an AIM listed mining and mineral processing technology company with a reputation for strong technical management, allied with financial markets expertise and experience. The Company’s activities focus on the goal of becoming a highly profitable and diversified mining technology company through the commercialization of its proprietary mineral processing technologies, partnerships in producing mines and the acquisition of equity positions in advanced projects.

LME Grade Lead Production Facility Project  

AFRASIA has been talking with local stakeholders in production of LME grade lead to being used by Turkey’s leading battery manufacturers.   Yigit Aku is one of them that have suggested a joint effort to produce LME grade lead in Turkey.   According to research, Turkish battery sector uses around 200K ton of lead annually; its 130K ton is imported and 70K ton is supplied via recycling market. 

Talks continue. Potential Project value: 1 Billion Dollars. The Project will follow a phased approach for a $1 US Billion direct investment and it will be executed over next 3 years. 

 

 

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