The Balama graphite operation in Mozambique is a globally significant natural graphite resource. Balama's 50+ year mine life, and high reserve grade (16% total graphitic carbon) will enable the Company to participation in the long term growth of the electric vehicle industry.

 

Balama Graphite Operation Summary
Location Cabo Delgado Province, Mozambique
Life of Mine ~50 years
Mining Simple open pit mining, low strip ratio
Processing Conventional – includes crushing, grinding, flotation, filtration, drying, screening and bagging
Plant Capacity 2Mtpa ore throughput, ~350ktpa graphite concentrate
Product 94% to 98% fixed carbon graphite concentrate
Water Water for Balama is supplied from the Chipembe Dam which has a capacity of approximately 25 million m3 and is located 12km away
Power 15.4 MW diesel driven power station comprised of seven 2.2MW generators
Other Facilities Medical and Emergency Response Centers, Accommodation Village, Canteen

 

Balama Product Mix Upper Size (US mesh) Applications
Jumbo +35 Industrial (e.g. steelmkaing, iron casting, foundries, automotive parts, lubricants)
Large Flake -50 Industrial (e.g. steelmkaing, iron casting, foundries, automotive parts, lubricants)
Medium Flake -80 Industrial (e.g. steelmkaing, iron casting, foundries, automotive parts, lubricants)
Fines -100 Spherical graphite for anode in Lithium-Ion batteries

 

Open PitChipembe Dam

Overview Facilities Power Station
Inside FacilitiesBitumen road to Balama