Project Updates

Spectacular High-Grade Copper Intercept at Okiep Copper Project, Flat Mines Area 49m at 4.89% Cu including 10.23m at 12.47% Cu

Orion Minerals Limited (ASX/JSE: ORN) (Orion or Company) is pleased to report results from its confirmation diamond drilling program in the Flat Mines area at the Okiep Copper Project (OCP) in the Northern Cape, South Africa.

The OCP ground holdings of 641km² cover the majority of the area where a total of 105Mt is reported to have been mined in the district over the past 100 years (refer ASX/JSE release 21 May 2021). The Flat Mines area and the current drilling program fall entirely within the executed Mining Right.

02 May 2024



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Orion Minerals is focused on the supply of future facing metals to help the global transition to a lower carbon future.

The Company holds a portfolio of high-quality development and exploration assets in South Africa’s Northern Cape, with Mineral Rights including known deposits of copper, zinc, nickel, cobalt, Platinum Group Elements (PGE), gold, silver, tungsten, Rare Earth Elements (REE) and lithium.

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Key investment highlights

  • Two brownfields development assets in South Africa’s Northern Cape
  • Moving toward early production scenario at Prieska Copper Zinc Mine (PCZM)
  • Financing and strategic partner engagement secured
  • Extensive upside exploration potential, high-quality Mineral Resources
  • Fully integrated from exploration to market
  • Mineral Rights include known deposits of Copper, Zinc, Nickel, Cobalt, PGE, Au, Ag, W, REE, Li
  • Strong ESG credentials with available renewable and green hydrogen power
  • Perfectly aligned with new market dynamics for future-facing metals
  • Exceptional exploration pipeline
  • Primary focus on near-term copper mining (Prieska Copper Zinc mine currently under development – targeting first production in 18 months)
  • Secondary attention: Class 1 Ni sulphide mining (Ni-Cu-Co-Au-PGE) – coupled with refining technology development
  • Developing specialist refining capacity to produce high value, high purity, ultrafine metal powders, for use in electronics and chemical industries
  • Important by-product credits Au, Ag, PGE, Py, S, Ba
  • Exposure to Li, Nb, Ta, Graphite, W, Mo, U with occurrences located on our mining rights (historic mining occurrences)
  • Winner of multiple ESG awards
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Orion Minerals Ltd (ASX: ORN | JSE: ORN) is a globally diversified metal explorer and developer which is on track to become a new generation base metals producer through the development of its flagship Prieska Copper Zinc Mine (PCZM), its near-term Okiep Copper Project (OCP) and the Jacomynspan (JMP) Nickel-Copper-PGE Project, all located in South Africa’s Northern Cape.

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    African Mining Indaba 2024

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Prieska Copper Zinc Mine, Jacomynspan and Okiep Copper Project site Flythrough (February 2024)