BASELINE REPORT FOR THE HERITAGE IMPACT ASSESSMENT RELATED TO THE PROPOSED SEBILO PERTH MINE, HOTAZEL, NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE
This report deals with the results of a baseline (desktop) study relating to the Heritage Impact Assessment for the proposed Sebilo Perth Mine. This is located at Hotazel in the Northern Cape Province (Figure 1).
The project is situated on the farms Hotazel 280 and York 279, approximately 1 km south-east of the town of Hotazel. The Hotazel Project largely incorporates the historical Hotazel Manganese Mine (HMM), including the residual opencast void, surface dumps of low-grade material and the mothballed processing plant and rail loadout facility. HMM stopped production in 1989. The area was historically mined by both opencast and underground means and yielded high grade manganese ore.
Surface infrastructure is to be developed within the Surface Development Area. It includes the opencast pit (incorporating the historical void and further expansion of the opencast footprint), in-pit waste dumps (residue material), vehicle yard and haul roads, offices, rail line and loading stations, processing plant (redevelopment or refurbishment of existing plant), product stockpile area, Run of Mine pad (RoM) and Pollution Control Dam.
Prof. A.C. van Vollenhoven (L.AKAD.SA.) Accredited member of ASAPA Accredited member of SASCH