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Kayelekera Uranium Mine

Location

Malawi, southern Africa

Ownership

Paladin Energy (85%) and Malawi Government (15%)

Geology

Sandstone hosted uranium deposit, roll front style

Mineral Types

Uranium

Reserves

10.5Mt at 0.11&#37; U<sub>3</sub>O<sub>8</sub>

Production

1.5 million t/yr ore

Mining

Open pit (800 &#215; 600 &#215; 140m, length &#215; width &#215; depth), strip ratio &#61; 3.2:1, contractor mining

Processing

SAG milling, acid leach, resin-in-pulp (RIP) and peroxide precipitation to produce UO<sub>4</sub> concentrate

Employment

330 incl contractors (estimate)

Open Pit

Mining – Sandvik Tamrock drills, Komatsu excavators, haul trucks and ancillary equipment

Contractors

Mining – Mota-Engil

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