Central Asia Metals reports solid copper production in Kazakhstan in H1 2021
(Kitco News) - Central Asia Metals (AIM: CAML) today reported that in H1 2021, the company produced 6,214 tonnes of copper from the Kounrad operations in Kazakhstan, as well as 11,292 tonnes of zinc and 13,807 tonnes of lead from the Sasa zinc-lead mine in North Macedonia.
The company said that copper production during the first half of the year at Kounrad was solid and that Central Asia is firmly on track to meet the company’s full year copper guidance.
Central Asia added that at Sasa, the Q1 2021 mill shutdown, coupled with additional ground support requirements, has resulted in slightly lower H1 2021 zinc and lead production than the prior comparative period.
The company expects that 2021 zinc and lead production at Sasa could be towards the lower end of the guidance range, which is between 23,000 tonnes and 25,000 tonnes for zinc and between 30,000 tonnes and 32,000 tonnes for lead.
Central Asia Metals, an AIM-listed UK company based in London, owns 100% of the Kounrad SX-EW copper project in central Kazakhstan and 100% of the Sasa zinc-lead mine in North Macedonia.