Autumn Skies Iron Ore is situated on the Postmasburg - Kalahari ore belt, in close proximity to the R325 between Postmasburg and Kathu. The mining right area’s are situated adjacent to the Sedibeng (Tata) Mine, the ASIO mine is currently in operation and was established in May 2017.
Current Resource: 18 Million tons
Current Production: 42,000 tons per month
Grade / Quality: Fe 64.5%
Export logistics is via Transnet’s Sishen – Saldanha iron ore channel 504,000 tons will be supplied in the first year of operation commencing on the 1st February 2018 and it is hoped to grow this to one (1) million tons per annum over the next 12 – 18 months.
New Jig Plant coming on-line at the end of January 2018 and a new Crushing and Screening Plant coming on-line at the end of March 2018 the mine will be producing top grade export iron ore.
East Manganese Mine (EMM)
East Manganese Mine is situated on the Hotazel - Kalahari ore belt , located 10km toward the north of Hotazel and about 60 km toward the north-northwest of Kuruman in the Northern Cape.
The mining right area is situated adjacent to the Assmang (Gloria) Mine, the EMM mine is currently in under development and will be in operation in August 2018.
Current Resource: 1.2 Million tons
Targeted Production: 25,000 tons per month
Grade / Quality: Mn 36.5%
Export logistics is via Transnet’s Hotazel – Port Elizabeth manganese ore channel 270,000 tons will be supplied in the first year of operation commencing on the 1st August 2018 and it is hoped to grow this to one 300,000 tons per annum. Prospecting will continue in order to grow the resource and extend the life of the mine.