The Proposed Gergarub Mining Project on ML 245, within the //Kharas Region, Namibia

Gergarub Mining Project on ML 245

Gergarub Exploration and Mining (Pty) Ltd holds a mining licence (ML 245) Gergarub is located on the farm Spitskop 111, along the C13 road between Rosh Pinah and Aus within the Oranjemund Constituency. It lies approximately 10km southeast of Skorpion Zinc Mine and 15km northwest of Rosh Pinah Mine. Gergarub Exploration and Mining (Pty) Ltd proposes to construct and operate an underground zinc, lead and silver mine on ML 245.

The Gergarub deposit was first discovered in 2008 and is now jointly owned by Skorpion Zinc Mining (Pty) Ltd and Rosh Pinah Zinc Company (Pty) Ltd. The mining method for Gergarub will be long hole open stoping (LHOS) with backfill, mining stopes in an overhand (bottom-up) extraction sequence. LHOS will be supplemented with Drift and Fill (DAF) mining which will be used to mine the orebody extremities and maximize the overall recovery of the Mineral Resource with an ultimate capacity of producing 150 000 t combined metal in concentrate from a diversified mineral production facility.

ECC’s Role

ECC has been contracted by Craton Mining and Exploration (Pty) Ltd, as the independent Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EPA), to facilitate the whole ESIA process. Prior to the start of the proposed Project, an environmental clearance certificate has to be issued in terms of the Environmental Management Act, 7 of 2007 and the associated EIA Regulations. A final decision relating to the above-mentioned application will be made by Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism (MEFT): Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA).

Download Documents

Gergarub ESIA.pdfDownload
ML 245 Species list.pdfDownload
ECC-99-425-REP-09-D I&AP Comments Public Meeting.pdfDownload

Project Details


Gergarub Exploration and Mining (Pty)


Open for Public Participation, Submitted to Government for Record of Decision


Mining & Minerals



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