Global Atomic Corporation (“Global Atomic” or the “Company”), (TSX:GLO, OTC:QX:GLATF, Frankfurt:G12) is pleased to report on operations at its Turkish zinc recycling joint venture and its Dasa Uranium Project in the Republic of Niger.
Turkish Zinc Recycling Joint Venture
The zinc recycling plant in Iskenderun, Türkiye, has restarted production following the earthquakes earlier this year. Employees are relieved to be back at work to fund their rebuilding efforts and thankful for the support from the joint venture partners.
Dasa Uranium Project
All assays from Dasa’s 2022 16,000-meter drill program have been completed at ALS Labs in Vancouver, Canada, and the database is now ready for final review and verification, including final K-factor adjustments. The data will then be transmitted to Dmitry Pertel, MAIG, of AMC Consultants for the development of the updated Mineral Resource Estimate (“MRE”). The MRE and a revised mine plan will then be used to develop a revised Phase 1 Feasibility Study for the Dasa Project.
At the Dasa Mine, operations are proceeding on schedule with approximately 200 meters of underground development now completed on the decline ramp as well as for re-muck and safety bays. A total of 800 meters will be developed before the ramp encounters development ore, expected in late Q4 2023. See photos below.
Engineering progress continues with DCPL and Lycopodium with first earthworks expected to begin in Q2. Long-lead items including the crusher, SAG mill and acid plant will be ordered by the end of March.
Global Atomic President and CEO, Stephen G. Roman commented, “Our two businesses position Global Atomic as one of the most environmentally progressive companies in the mining sector. Our zinc recycling plant in Türkiye is a key component in that region’s circular economy, removing previously dumped waste materials in the form of Electric Arc Furnace Dust and producing high quality zinc concentrate for smelters in Europe. Our Dasa Mine is one of the few near term uranium producers under development today, uranium that will be used by international electric utilities to generate clean baseload power to support the increasing electrification of our planet.”
Dasa Mine portal with temporary ventilation tubing installed for ramp development
Dasa Mine portal with infrastructure, including ventilation, compressed air and water
Decline ramp progressing in competent sandstone
SOMIDA crew working at the face
About Global Atomic
Global Atomic Corporation (www.globalatomiccorp.com) is a publicly listed company that provides a unique combination of high-grade uranium mine development and cash-flowing zinc concentrate production.
The Company’s Uranium Division includes four deposits with the flagship project being the large, high-grade Dasa Project, discovered in 2010 by Global Atomic geologists through grassroots field exploration. With the issuance of the Dasa Mining Permit and an Environmental Compliance Certificate by the Republic of Niger, the Dasa Project is fully permitted for commercial production. The Phase 1 Feasibility Study for Dasa was filed in December 2021 and estimates yellowcake delivery to utilities to commence in 2025. Mine excavation began in Q1 2022.
Global Atomic’s Base Metals Division holds a 49% interest in the Befesa Silvermet Turkey, S.L. (BST) Joint Venture, which operates a modern zinc production plant, located in Iskenderun, Turkey. The plant recovers zinc from Electric Arc Furnace Dust (EAFD) to produce a high-grade zinc oxide concentrate which is sold to zinc smelters around the world. The Company’s joint venture partner, Befesa Zinc S.A.U. (Befesa) holds a 51% interest in and is the operator of the BST Joint Venture. Befesa is a market leader in EAFD recycling, with approximately 50% of the European EAFD market and facilities located throughout Europe, Asia and the United States of America.
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