Client: Black Mountain Mining (Pty) Ltd
Gamsberg Smelter Project
Black Mountain Mining (Pty) Ltd, a subsidiary of Vedanta Zinc International (VZI), owns and operates the Gamsberg Zinc Mine. The Gamsberg Zinc Mine has been in operation since June 2016 and is currently mining up to 4 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) and producing up to 250 000 tonnes per annum (tpa) of zinc concentrate for export. Phase 2 will expand the mining capacity to 10 mtpa. The Gamsberg Zinc Mine is located in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa, approximately 14 km east of the town of Aggeneys and 120 km east of Springbok along the N14. Figure 1 and Figure 2 show the current approved Gamsberg Zinc Mine operations.
Black Mountain Mining (Pty) Ltd is now proposing to construct a new zinc smelter and associated infrastructure to produce 300 000 tpa special high grade zinc metal by processing 680 000 tpa of zinc concentrate (Gamsberg Smelter Project). As a by-product 450 000 tpa of pure sulphuric acid will be produced for both export and consumption within South Africa.
SLR Consulting South Africa (Pty) Ltd has been appointed by Black Mountain Mining (Pty) Ltd as the Environmental Assessment Practitioner for the EIA process.
Please provide comment by 1 November 2020