Barite-Lead & Zinc
An exploration license for lead and zinc, covering an area of 93,507.63acres, west of Khuzdar was granted to BME in March 2008. A contract was awarded to DMT consulting GmbH, Germany to prepare a bankable feasibility report for exploration of Baryte-Lead-zinc deposit. DMT Initially proposed to carry out 2,100 meters of exploratory diamond core drilling highlighted the presence of lead & zinc as well as Baryte in the leased area. About 1,018 samples have been collected and analyzed chemically for ascertaining the ores' quality. Moreover metallurgical testing on laboratory scale has been completed on two bulk samples by IMN Gliwice, Poland with positive findings.
Based on the data collected to date, the project consultant recommended carrying out approximately ±10,000 meters of additional 'resource drilling' at 27 different locations for 'Resource Evaluation’ for consideration by Joint Ore Resource Committee. Subsequently a contract was awarded to Interdrill Pty Ltd Australia for drilling. Drilling of 10,000 meters has been successfully completed in September 2017 while metallurgical analysis are in progress. The results of on-going operations would establish the economic viability of the deposit. The project is expected to start commercial production by 2020 -2021.