Alphamin targets first tin production from Mpama by December 2023

Alphamin Resources Corp., a producer of 4% of the world’s mined tin from its high-grade operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is pleased to announce an updated Mpama South Mineral Resource estimate and the decision to commence with the development of the Mpama South mine and processing plant.


Mpama South updated Inferred Resource up 75% to 3.42Mt based on assays from 22 additional drillholes. Mpama South Mineral Resource now stands at:-

  • 0.85Mt @ 2.55% Sn for 21.5kt contained tin in the Indicated category; and
  • 3.42Mt @ 2.45% Sn for 83.7kt contained tin in the Inferred category

Significant additional resource growth potential at Mpama South – drilling is on-going with considerable mineralisation intercepted beyond the updated Mineral Resource boundary.

Decision to commence with the development of Mpama South:-

  • Targeted first tin production by December 2023
  • Estimated annual contained tin production of 7,232 tonnes3 at an estimated AISC2 of US$15,188/t tin (Based on an assumed US$40,000/t tin price)
  • Estimated annual EBITDA2 of US$187m3 at an assumed tin price of US$40,000/t

Mpama South’s development is expected to increase annual contained tin production from the current 12,000tpa to ~20,000tpa, approximating 6.6% of the world’s mined tin.

Chief Executive Officer, Maritz Smith comments: “The development of Mpama South as a brownfields expansion is expected to increase Alphamin’s annual tin production by 65% to a targeted 20,000t from FY2024. Tin and technology are inter-linked and consequently global demand for tin continues to increase despite constrained supply. This development decision and the resultant additional production expected by the end of 2023, positions us to deliver more tin into this widening market deficit.”

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