Infrastructure

The current operations and project benefit from a significant amount of regional infrastructure, including high voltage electrical lines nearby, well-made access roads, local telecommunications and a regional railway. There is also site specific infrastructure developed for the purposes of the initial trial mining and mineral processing operations.

The mine and processing site is situated 70 km from the town of Shieli with an existing surfaced and well-maintained road. Shieli itself, where the Company maintains offices, storage and workshops, is situated on the main rail and motorway that links Western Europe through Kazakhstan with East-coast China.

The site has a reliable water supply, labour force accommodation block, engineering workshops, welfare facilities, an office and telecommunication facilities, which are suitable and sufficient for the current operation and typical for the region. All facilities are in accordance with local regulatory requirements.

The proposed operations will require connection to the adjacent High Voltage 110 kV power line, enhanced electrical reticulation, a new accommodation block, new railway siding facilities in Shieli and the existing infrastructure onsite will be augmented and refurbished to a higher operational condition.