Base Resources Limited (ASX & AIM: BSE) is a mineral sands producer, focused on the Kwale Mineral Sands Operations in Kenya, East Africa. In late 2013 the Company commenced production of ilmenite, rutile and zircon, with first export sales in early 2014.
Kwale is located 10 kilometres inland from the Kenyan coast and 50 kilometres south of Mombasa, the principal port facility for East Africa. The project was acquired by Base in 2010. Following the completion of feasibility study enhancements and financing, development of Kwale commenced in October 2011.
The Project is based on a mine life of 13 years, and features a high grade ore body with a high value mineral assemblage. Kwale is a robust project, ramping up to an annual production of 80,000 tonnes of rutile, 360,000 tonnes of ilmenite and 30,000 tonnes of zircon, making Base a globally significant producer of mineral sands products.
The success of the Kwale Project provides a model and platform to launch Base on the next stage of its development.
The Board of Base Resources brings together a diverse skill set and considerable experience in all aspects of exploration and development, operations, finance, corporate development and capital markets – together with a commitment to unlock value for its shareholders.