Centamin aims to add value to the licence areas through exploration and development, in the same way as we have done at Sukari.
Our regional exploration in Ethiopia is focussed on the 1,145km2 Ondonuk licence in the west of the country, as well as the Una Deriam licence in the northern Tigray region.
The Ondonuk licence was acquired in 2014 and benefits from good local and regional infrastructure. The prospective nature of the area is indicated by the nearby presence of a historic mining operation and multiple alluvial working areas. Centamin is currently undertaking reconnaissance exploration work.
The Una Deriam licence hosts a 3.5km gold in soil anomaly, although the project is of relatively low priority with patchy drill results to date.
A summary of the active licence areas are as follows:
- Una Deriam Northern Tigray region (100% Centamin ownership)
- Ondonok Dabus License Assosa region (100% Centamin ownership)