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  • ASX: DFS Confirms Project Economics 2016-08-09
  • Morocco tin project development costs fall sharply after DFS 2016-07-29
    A completed definitive feasibility study (DFS) has established that the Achmmach project, in Morocco, will only need $61.7-million for development, rather than the previously estimated $131-million, owner Kasbah Resources reported on Friday . “Establishing the project in a weak financing, commodity and equity market created a significant impost to project development,” the ASX-listed company said in a statement, adding that it used the DFS to investigate a lower-cost development model.
  • ASX: DFS Confirms Robust Project Economics for Achmmach Project 2016-07-28
  • ASX: Achmmach Small Start Option 2016-02-08
  • Kasbah improves Achmmach economics 2015-03-18
    An enhanced definitive feasibility study (DFS) into the Achmmach tin mine, in Morocco, has delivered a 35% increase to the project’s net present value (NPV), while reducing expected preproduction capital costs by 18%. The 2014 DFS had estimated that a capital investment of $181-million would be required to build the world’s eighth-largest tin mine and Africa’s biggest. At the time, the project was estimated to have a NPV of some $126-million and an internal rate of return of 23.3%.

Khouribga Information

  • General 2015-05-10
    The site is composed of three mining areas. Here, the deposit is of sedimentary type and reserves are estimated at over 35 billion m3. Ground-breaking started in 1921, in underground mining. The introduction of opencast method followed in 1951. It currently concerns 7 phosphate layers. Production capacity stands at 19 million tons per year. After mining, phosphate ore is cleared of stones and stored before being retrieved to feed the beneficiation plants. According to its BPL content (Bone Phosphate of Lime), the ore is classified in four categories: •High grade phosphate (HT) •Medium grade phosphate (MT) •Low grade phosphate (BT) •Very low grade phosphate (TBT) HT and MT phosphate rock types have a BPL content of =68% and are regarded as merchant grade products without any beneficiation. On the other hand, BT and TBT phosphate rock types must be beneficiated in order to become marketable grades. These types can undergo different beneficiation methods, namely : •Washing: Low grade phosphate (BT) is beneficiated through washing by water. •Dry beneficiation: This has the same aim as washing, but without use of water. Pneumatic treatment is applied to dried phosphate. •Flotation: This allows beneficiation of very low grade phosphate (TBT). •Calcining: This allows elimination of organic matters contained in phosphate (HT or BT). •Drying: This allows reduction of phosphate moisture to 2% for all types of products (HT, MT, beneficiated BT and beneficiated TBT).

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  • Morocco's OCP posts 58% profit leap 2016-03-22
    Moroccan fertiliser company Office Cherifien de Phosphate (OCP), the world's leading phosphate exporter, reported 2015 net profit up 57.8% year-on-year to 8.01 billion dirhams ($825.8-million) on Tuesday, attributing the rise to higher output. State-run OCP, a major earner of foreign currency for Morocco, has been increasing production in recent years to help to offset a slide in prices.

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