GREAT Dyke Investments (GDI) has selected Egypt-based Afreximbank as the lead arranger for a $2 billion loan to finance development of its precious metals mine and smelter in Darwendale, west of Harare.
Great Dyke, a joint mining venture between Russia and Zimbabwe, expects to produce up to 10 million tonnes of platinum group metals (PGMs) and 27 tonnes of gold per year.
Extensive geological exploration of the deposit and comprehensive technological research have proven existence of PGM reserves at the internationally established joint ore resources committee (JORC) levels of 17,6 million ounces or 550 tonnes of PGMs and gold with the subsequent potential PGMs increase to 44 million ounces (1 375 tonnes).
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