The project continues to operate and is looking for opportunities to expand. The expansion includes increasing the type and number of participating companies, looking at opportunities for tin and tungsten, and other locations in the DRC. As part of this expansion the SfH project is happy to announce that Global Advanced Metals (GAM) will begin processing the minerals into wire and powder.
MMR is also participating in the Upstream Pilot Implementation of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas. The first of several reports by IPIS – Baseline Report on the Supplement on Tin, Tantalum, and Tungsten contains some finding regarding MMRs operations and are highlighted here. The full report can be found here.
Plans are to continue to support the regional development programs, (iTSCi, CTC and ICGLR) with the objective of having ICGLR certificates issued for materials mined at this site. The Mai Baridi mine has been evaluated for conformance to the Certified Trading Chain and has been designated as a “Green” site. The elements are in place for certificates to be issued once the ICGLR process is fully functional.
SMB Material from N. Kivu Received
Material from the SMB (formerly MHI) concession in N. Kivu has been received by AVX and is being prepared for shipment to GAM and F&X for processing.