The Rosh Pinah zinc – lead mine in southern Namibia produced 77,587 t of zinc concentrate and 24,140 t lead concentrate in 2002. Rosh Pinah Zinc Corporation (RPZC) jointly owned by Kumba Resources and PE Minerals from South Africa. Lead is exported through Namibia’s main port at Walvis Bay. Located close to Rosh Pinah, is Anglo American’s Skorpion project.

The Skorpion zinc mine and refinery was commissioned in May 2003 and is expected to produce 150 000t/year of zinc over its life of approximately 15 years. Anglo American Plc has estimated proven and probable reserves of 21.4 Mt grading at 10.5% zinc. Production is planned to begin in late 2003 using open pit methods. Skorpion is near the existing Rosh Pinah lead-zinc mine, just north of the Orange River and on the southeastern edge of the Sperrgebiet, where exploration for zinc and other base metals has been under way since the area was opened up for limited non-diamond prospecting in 2000. Skorpion has established a sound working relationship with Rosh Pinah through a joint venture company RoshSkor, which among other objectives plans to develop the existing Rosh Pinah mining settlement into a self-sufficient community with improved amenities.

Organisations (3)
PE Minerals, Rosh Pinah Zinc Corporation (Pty) Ltd, Skorpion Mine :[ Add More ]

Facilities (19)
Atlantic 1, Block 9, Block G – Namibia, Daberas, Diamond Area 1, Elizabeth Bay mine, Haib, Khusib Springs, Kombat, Marshall’s Fork, Navachab, Omaue Mine, Otjihase, Rosh Pinah, Rossing, Skorpion, Tantalite Valley, Tsumeb, Tsumkwe

Participating Organisations
Anglo American plc

Anglo’s acquisition of UK based Reunion Mining Plc has given it 100% interest in the Skorpion zinc deposit in southern Namibia. Skorpion promises to be one of the lowest cost producers of zinc in the world.

Anglo American plc

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