According to project documents:
The Project is a brownfield mine operation located in the district of Namuno in Cabo Delgado Province of northern Mozambique, approximately 265 km by road west of the port town of Pemba. The Project consists of an open pit graphite mine, with a mine life of approximately 50 years, and an onsite processing facility, which include crushing, grinding, flotation, filtration, drying, screening, and bagging. Syrah plans to upgrade the operation in 2022 to achieve production of up to 350,000 tpa of graphite concentrate. Proceeds from the DFC support would be used to finance (i) expansion of the tailings storage facility (the “TSF”), (ii) working and sustaining capital, and (iii) studies related to the construction and development of a vanadium (another critical mineral) processing facility from the mine tailings in the U.S. The Project required the acquisition of approximately 400 hectares of mostly agricultural lands (machambas).
According to Bloomberg, Syrah Resources Limited is a mineral exploration company. The Company's projects provide exposure to graphite, vanadium, mineral sands, copper, coal and uranium.
Twigg Exploration and Mining Limitada is its fully-owned subsidiary operating in Mozambique.
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Project contacts not available at the time of disclosure.
Location of Local Access to Project Information (i.e., ESIA):
1. Balama Graphite Operation
Address: Balama Mine Camp Administration Building, Balama, Cabo Delgado, Mozambique
2. Provincial Department of Environment- Serviços Provinciais do Ambiente
Address: 3 R Jeronimo Romero, Pemba, Cabo Delgado, Mozambique
3. National Directorate of Environment
Address: Rua de Resistência no 1746/7, Maputo, Mozambique
Implementing company - Twigg Exploration and Mining Limitada:
Parent company - Syrah Resources Ltd:
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