APP-003190 - PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF MARBLE MINE/QUARRY ON MINING LICENCE (ML218), KARIBIB, ERONGO REGION

The proposed mining activities of dimension stone (marble) on Mining Licence (ML 218) falls under the activities that are listed in the Environmental Management Act, 2007 (Act No. 7 of 2007) and EIA Regulations (2012). These activities cannot be undertaken without an Environmental Clearance Certificate (ECC). The proponent (Catseye Investments CC) intends to apply for a mining licence in order to execute mining activities. Mining will be executed by means of quarrying with a diamond wire saws and stone cutting machines for cutting off rectangular blocks. Mined blocks will be transported to the Port of Walvis Bay is situated 210 km from the proposed mining area by public road. The assessment covered the marble quarry and supporting infrastructures for the following developmental stages: • Pre-construction and of main and supporting mining infrastructures (Mine Development); • Operation : Mining, loading and transporting the mined blocks • Ongoing monitoring, rehabilitation and maintenance • Final rehabilitation, mine closure and aftercare.

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