View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Market Data
October 11, 2011

Sudan and Saudi Arabia to start exploration in Red Sea

Sudan and Saudi Arabia are planning to produce large quantities of gold, silver and copper from the Red Sea within three years.

Sudan and Saudi Arabia are plan to produce large quantities of gold, silver and copper from the Red Sea within three years, after three decades of planning.

Based on the results of research into the Atlantis II basin undertaken by a German firm in the seventies, Sudan and Saudi Arabia have earlier agreed to jointly explore the Red Sea.

Both countries are now planning to start production in 2014, with the use of special drill ships, reports Reuters.

Sudan will team up with Saudi firm Manafa International, which has formed a joint venture with Canadian firm Diamond Fields International to explore the basin.

According to previous estimations, the basin stretches 60km2, containing 47t of gold, 3,750t of silver, 1.89Mt of Zinc and around 425,000t of copper.

Related Companies

NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. The top stories of the day delivered to you every weekday. A weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis, sent every Friday. The mining industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every month. The mining industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every month.
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy
SUBSCRIBED

THANK YOU

Thank you for subscribing to Mining Technology