Sierra Rutile’s established operating history spans over 50 years and, if development of Sembehun proceeds, a future mine life of greater than 13 years post completion of existing operations at Area 1 based on the recent Sembehun PFS.
Area 1’s Ore Reserves and Indicated Mineral Resources support a phased approach to the development of Sembehun.
There are a limited number of rutile-rich deposits of significance in the world. Sembehun represents one of the largest and highest-grade natural rutile deposits globally and the only such deposit to be able to leverage existing processing infrastructure and an experienced workforce.
With decades of operating experience in Sierra Leone, Sierra Rutile has a well-established workforce and significant infrastructure in place, such as the Mineral Separation Plant and port which will be utilised in the intended Sembehun operations. These strong foundations, coupled with the Government of Sierra Leone’s revised fiscal regime for the Area 1 operations, means Sierra Rutile is well-positioned to maximise the value of Area 1’s remaining operations as well as Sembehun.