SOUTHERN COASTAL MINES

Southern Coastal Mines (SCM) is situated within Mining Licence No. 43 on the south-western coast of Namibia. It was previously known as Mining Area 1 (MA1) SCM stretches from the Orange River at Oranjemund to Chameis Bay, about 100km north of Oranjemund.

The mine currently operates one dry in-field screening (DIFS) and two wet in-field screening (WIFS) plants. These plants are utilised to screen off the oversize and fines material from low grade terrace gravel and other ore from nearby mines, thus upgrading the product which is then taken to the treatment plant. These screening plants are used to reduce haulage costs and are deployed far from the main treatment plant to maximise the savings effect on load and haul costs.