Base Resources maintains mineral sand production despite falling ore quality

By William Clarke
Published: Monday, 25 February 2019

Heavy mineral sand output from Base Resources’ Kenyan mine was maintained by an increase in the volume of ore mined, plus a draw-down of stocks to compensate for lower ore grades.

Australian miner Base Resources rapidly increased its production of mineral sand ore in the second half of 2018, and drew down stockpiles, to counteract the effect of sharply declining ore grades at its Kwale operation in Kenya.

The project has seen a reduction in the amount of heavy minerals such...

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