Grande Côte Mineral Sands Project

This world class mineral sands project is located on a coastal mobile dune system starting about 80 km north-east of Dakar and extending northward for more than 100 km. The mineralised dune system averages 2 km in width. The project area is 445.7 km sq km and the main heavy mineral deposits identified to date are Diogo, Mboro, Fass Boye and Lompoul.

At the Grande Côte, independent consultants estimated an Inferred Mineral Resource of 1,330 million tonnes at 2% HM at a cut-off grade of 1.5% HM. At design capacity, the mining rate of 55 mtpa will produce 75,000 - 85,000 tonnes of zircon annually, making it one of the larger zircon mines in the world, and 550,000 - 600,000 tonnes of ilmenite.

This project has significant transport advantages and is in close proximity to end markets. With an estimated mine life of several decades, this project promises to produce strong cash flows for many years.


  MDL Projects brochure 2010