Navachab Gears for Growth

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First envisaged to mine until 2004, the Navachab Gold Mine outside Karibib is planning a longer and more expanded lifecycle until 2020, New Era reports.

By Catherine Sasman

KARIBIB

With the gold price at an all-time high, the Navachab Gold Mine is conducting a pre-feasibility study to see how it can expand its operations.

Gold deposits were discovered in the area as early as 1884, but not because prospectors were looking for gold as in those years, the mineral most sought after was copper. In 1989, the mine opened to excavate primarily for gold, with four exploration and processing licences obtained on the 3??????’??

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