The Hawiah Deposit
The project is located in the Makkah province approximately 100km from the regional city of Al Taif.
Major work on this project began in January 2019 focusing on a relatively unknown gossan outcrop that strikes for 5Km through an area of scrubby and sparsely populated desert. Since then, this project has rapidly developed into a major discovery of almost 25Mt of ore, containing economic quantities of copper, gold, silver and zinc. The project is currently undergoing a pre-feasibility study (PFS) which is scheduled for completion in Q4 2022.
The study is considering a mix of Open-Pit and Underground extraction methods using conventional floatation for the base metals processing and Merill Crowe for the precious metal recovery.
Project construction is targeted to begin in 2023/4.
Drilling at the Camp Lode
Long-section of the Hawiah deposit showing the 2020 Resource classifications
As of January 2022, the resources at Hawiah stand at 25Mt of Indicated and Inferred classified material.
|Mineral Resource||Mining Type||Tonnes (Mt)||Grade||Metal Content|
|Classification Category||Cu (%)||Zn (%)||Au (g/t)||Ag (g/t)||Cu (kt)||Zn (kt)||Au (koz)||Ag (koz)|
*Resource statement for the Hawiah Project as of 15th November 2021
Al Godeyer - Satellite deposits
Near-mine exploration has commenced at the nearby Al Godeyer and Al Godeyer East Exploration licences, located only 13Km to the southwest of the main Hawiah deposit. Early exploration works by the G&M team have identified additional gossan material at the surface, striking for 2Km and initial sampling has demonstrated high-grade gold values of up to 7 g/t.
Mineralisation presents in a very similar way to the Hawiah deposit surface expression, meaning that once delineated, material from Al Godeyer will likely contribute directly to the Hawiah project economics.
An exciting program of exploration is being implemented during 2022 to quickly assess the potential of the area and produce a mineral resource estimate by Q4 2022.
Map showing rock-chip sample gold results taken from the Al Godeyer mineralised horizon - insert map shows the proximity to Hawiah