Sudan

Ownership:

68% Kush EP

25% government

7% local partner

Mining method:

Open pit

Processing:

Up to 0.5 Mtpa CIL

Gold recovery:

90%

Sudan (Gold) – Since 2014, Emiral’s leading project is Kush, exploring for gold in the Republic of the Sudan, as well as its production subsidiary – Alliance for Mining.

Alliance is the largest industrial gold producer in Sudan today. The company received the “Best Company of 2020” award from the Sudanese Mineral Resources Company. Alliance was also commended by the Ministry of Energy & Mining. The company was recognized for its development of the country’s mining sector and for achieving outstanding results.

Not only has Alliance supported the development of local communities, it has also demonstrated high efficiency and accomplished all sustainable development goals of the mining sector for 2020.

With workers’ health being a top priority, and to ensure safe mining in Sudan, Alliance has world-class extraction methods. These technologies allow to extract 95% of available gold, compared to 30% extraction rates among traditional miners using millennia-old mercury techniques. The latter ones are not only uneconomical – they bring well known health hazards to the traditional miners and local populations. In collaboration with the local and National authorities we are hard at work to address the challenge of mercury use among traditional small scale miners.
Emiral has a full cycle exploration and mining business in Sudan with a production capacity of up to 95,000 oz. per annum. Each month, 7 thousand meters of new drilling are performed.

Project milestones:

  • April 2013 –exploration license for Block 30 obtained
  • May 2015 – commenced gold production.
  • January 2018 – increase of production capacity to 95,000 oz. per annum.
  • March 2021 – 49 thousand meters of RC drilling performed and 46 thousand samples collected.
  • May 2021 – ore processing increased up to 500k tons, number of employees increased up to 750.