With our past focus on manganese for cash flow, AIS Resources has negotiated with manganese projects located in the Cajamarca Region of northern Peru. Manganese Dioxide is an important element for industrial alloy uses, stainless steels, and in car battery elements.
One of our two projects is located approximately 300 km north of Trujillo in the north, where the Salaverry Port will be used for shipping. Both high-grade manganese properties have excellent mine road access, good power and water supply, with one having paved roads just 3 km from the project. The very pro-mining community is only 5 km from the mine and will be an excellent resource for local workers.
The El Zorro mine currently has a mining permit for 350 tonnes per day. Five grab samples were taken from the three main bodies and the ICP analysis from Alex Stewart Labs in Lima, Peru indicated over 40% MnO.
Manganese Mine Operations in Peru
AIS expects to buy and trade MnO and shipping from Ilo Port to China. The trading ore tested 45.6% MnO and comprises of purchasing mined and crushed ore at the mine site, with AIS supervising quality assurance and control, logistics to port and shipping for export. The estimated cost is less than US$160 per tonne basis 42% MnO, with estimated proceeds being in excess of US$250 per tonne basis 42% MnO.
El Zorro Manganese Mine
The El Zorro Mine has mining permits in place to produce 350 tonnes a day with an agreement to pay a $20 per tonne royalty. The mine currently has an estimated 40,000 tonnes of ore available at surface for immediate removal and sale. AIS will supply quality control lab, engineering, excavator, trucks, explosives (there is no overburden), and a primary crusher.