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25/1/2019 — Education, Science and Technology
Talk on Egyptian gold
By Ross Louthean

There will be a talk on gold in Egypt at the next meeting of the Auckland Group of the New Zealand branch of the AusIMM next month.

The speaker will be Zygmunt Jakubiak, well known to Kiwi members of the mining community.

Jakubiak who holds an MSc in Geology from the University of Wrocław, Poland, and an MSc/DIC in Mineral Exploration from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, University of London.

He has over 40 years of worldwide experience in geology, mostly in exploration for gold and base metals, feasibility studies and mine development projects. He is the director and principal of Mineral Consulting International Ltd and a non-executive director of Resilience Mining Mongolia Pty Ltd.

The presentation will be given on the evening of February 19 at the boardroom of Anderson Lloyd on level 3 of the Australis Nathan Building, 37 Galway Street, Britomart, Auckland.

The AusIMM said there are over 100 known gold occurrences in Egypt where mining has been recorded for at least 5,000 years.

One of the world’s biggest gold operations is at the Sukari mine operated by Centamin Ltd, formerly an Australian junior company taken to Egypt by veteran Egyptian-Australian gold geologist Sami El Raghy and now domiciled on the London and Toronto bourses.

When operations began near the old workings of a mine run by a British company many decades ago, Centamin’s team gathered for posterity implements that go back to Phaoraonic and Roman times.

Centamin began operations in 2009 and is now targeting annual production of 500,000 ounces of gold.

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The Sukari core farm prior to the mining start.
Mining the Amun Zone at Sukari.