The Aukam Graphite Project is located in southern Namibia close to the port city of Luderitz. The property hosts five underground adits which were mined periodically between 1940 and 1974. Five dumps from the historical mining occur on the property and 73 composite samples taken from the lower three dumps were assayed and averaged 42% Carbon as graphite (Cg).
The Aukam property covers a historical vein graphite mine that consists of five adits and an open pit. Associated with the old workings are five dumps that still contain significant graphitic material. Recent work by the Company over the past two years has led to a better understanding of the quality and distribution of the graphite mineralization at Aukam. In particular, exploration has demonstrated significant potential for expansion of the mineralization outside the old workings.
Aukam Graphite Project Square kilometres
Three graphite stockpiles, lumps, fines and coarse fines, resulting from bulk sampling and screening programs undertaken by Gratomic are stored at Aukam and ready to be processed. Assays of samples of the coarse fines ranged between 9.83% and 15.52%CG, and averaged 13.06%Cg. Samples of fines ranged between 8.06% and 53.03% Cg and averaged 17.92% Cg and samples of lumps ranged between 16.90% and 61.06%Cg and averaged 46.92%Cg.
The Aukam Graphite Project is located in southern Namibia close to the port city of Luderitz. The property is comprised of Exclusive Prospecting Licenses (EPL) 3895 and (EPL) 6710 that cover an area of 63,072 hectares (630 square kilometres) in the Karas region of southern Namibia. There is year round road access to the Aukam project from paved Highway B4 that runs between Luderitz and Keetmanshoop via district gravel roads south from the Highway. The infrastructure in the area is good with nearby power from the national grid, water from underground aquifers and a rail link to Luderitz and Keetmanshoop adjacent to Highway B4 approximately 70 km north of the project.
- Luderitz Harbour – 500m cargo & container quay
- Paved Highway
- Rail Line
- 1.5 hr from Atlantic Ocean Shoreline