In this episode of the Critical Minerals Corner with Jack Lifton, Jack is joined by Maritz Smith, CEO of Alphamin Resources Corp. (TSXV: AFM) and Christopher Ecclestone, Principal and mining strategist at Hallgarten & Company to discuss the ‘price rally’ in tin. A critical material, they discuss the increasing demand for tin in the EV market, the rising shortfall and why “tin is the glue that holds the electronics and technology world together.”
In this InvestorIntel interview, which may also be viewed on YouTube (click here to subscribe to the InvestorIntel Channel), Maritz went on to explain why there is a shortfall in tin supply. Alphamin’s Mpama North is the world’s highest-grade tin resource – about four times higher than most other operating tin mines in the world. Currently producing 4% of the world’s mined tin, Alphamin is the first tin major since the 1970s. Maritz added that Alphamin has robust margins and cash flow and the Company is allocating internal cash flow to fund drilling campaigns to double its current orebody and discover another high-grade deposit south of Alphamin’s operating Bisie mine.
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About Alphamin Resources Corp.
Alphamin Resources is a low cost tin concentrate producer from its high grade deposit at Mpama North. This is on its mining license and it has an additional five exploration licenses covering a total of 1,270km2 in the North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Alphamin is headquartered in Mauritius and listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSXV: AFM) and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange AltX (JSE AltX: APH). At a tin grade of roughly 4.5%, Mpama North is the world’s highest-grade tin resource – about four times higher than most other operating tin mines in the world. The Mpama North mine is in production. It has an output of ~10 000 tonnes of contained tin per annum, amounting to ~3% of the world’s mined tin supply. Alphamin is aiming to increase annual tin output and life of mine through incremental production from Mpama South and by adding more mines in close proximity to the current production and from within our licensed footprint. Their management team has successfully developed and brought the Bisie tin mine to production and is focused on taking the business to the next level as they pursue their objective of realising the full value potential of this extraordinary tin complex.
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