Sovereign Metals requests comments on Malawi Malingunde graphite project ahead of ESIA

Sovereign Metals Simplified Map of Duwi Trend

Sovereign Metals Simplified Map of Duwi Trend (see Announcement from 1 September 2015)

On the outskirts of Lilongwe, Australian-listed Sovereign Metals Limited is currently conducting a number of technical studies towards a feasibility study to determine the viability of developing the natural flake graphite deposit at Malingunde. The company is soliciting feedback and questions from the public as it develops the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment.

According to the company, in an email to interested stakeholders,

Studies undertaken to date indicate that the resource can yield approximately 44,000 tonnes of graphite concentrate per annum over an initial life-of-mine (LOM) of 17 years.

Should the feasibility studies prove that mining is viable, and a decision is taken by Sovereign during the last quarter of 2018 to proceed with the development of the mine, an application for a mining licence will be submitted to the Department of Mines. In addition, environmental authorisation from the Environmental Affairs Department (EAD) will be required in terms of the Environment Management Act (EMA), (Act No 19 of 2917) before development of the Project can proceed.

The company has made available a background information document in English (translated into Chichewa) that provide information on the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment that is being conducted as part of the feasibility studies.

Included in the document is a registration and comment form that will be considered in the draft scoping report. This will be available for review from March 2018.

Take a look at the background information document below and be sure to submit comments and questions if you have any.

Visit Sovereign Metal’s website here.

Advertisements

3 responses to “Sovereign Metals requests comments on Malawi Malingunde graphite project ahead of ESIA

  1. Pingback: Malawi’s Mining, Oil and Gas News #31: November & December 2017 | Mining in Malawi·

  2. Pingback: Aussie miner conducts environmental studies for Malingunde project, Malawi – Mining & Trade Review | Mining in Malawi·

  3. Pingback: Comments requested on Sovereign Metals’ Draft Environmental Scoping Report for Lilongwe District Graphite Project | Mining in Malawi·

Leave a Comment, Question or Suggestion

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s