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Skorpion Zinc Mine

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About Us

Skorpion Zinc is a zinc mine in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia, producing Special High Grade zinc. The mine is situated near Rosh Pinah. It was established at a cost of US$450 million by Anglo American in 2003.

Location:
Skorpion Zinc (Skorpion) is located 25km north of the town of Rosh Pinah, in the //Kharas Region of southern Namibia.
Legacy:
Skorpion came into production in 2003, and was acquired from Anglo American by VZI in 2010/2011.
Comprises:
Comprising an open-pit mine and refinery, Skorpion is the largest integrated zinc operation in Africa and is to VZI’s vision for a Southern African zinc complex with international standing.
Production:
The US$200 million Pit 112 expansion currently under way has increased Skorpion’s reserve and resource to 26Mt (3Mt zinc) and extended the life of mine from 2017 to 2020. Refined zinc production in FY2018 is expected to be approximately 90kt, rising to approximately 130kt in 2020.

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