Symbol Mining’s high-grade zinc and lead Macy Project, at the Imperial Joint Venture (SL1 60%), has secured final approval of the Mining Lease (ML 27599), from the Nigerian Mining Cadastral Office, paving way for the start of full scale mining operations.

Macy Project

Image: Macy Pit looking south west– with western waste dump in background. Photo: courtesy of Symbol Mining Limited.

The Mining Lease and Environmental Protection and Rehabilitation Plan approvals conclude several months of dedicated work by the Imperial Joint Venture team in partnership with an independent environmental group, local communities and wider stakeholder groups.

Symbol Mining CEO Tim Wither, said receiving approval for the Mining Lease and commencing full scale mining at the Macy Project was a great accomplishment for all parties involved.

“Approval of the Mining Lease at Macy shows the ongoing support from the Nigerian Mining Cadastral Office in advancing the first industrial scale mining operation in Nigeria for several years and we appreciate the effort from everyone involved,” Mr Wither said.

“Mining has now commenced, and after a relatively short development period of two months, Macy is expected to generate strong cashflow, funding the Company’s exploration activities at both its Imperial and Tawny projects.”

Wither said: “The Imperial Joint Venture remains on track for its first shipment of high-­‐grade zinc and lead product from the Macy Project by the end of the third Quarter 2018, and the Board looks forward to reporting further progress on this low cost, low capex, high cashflow project.”

Source: Company Press Release