UIS Tin Project

Erongo Region, Namibia

Key Information:


Located in the Erongo Region, west Namibia. 333km away from Windhoek (capital)


Tin and Tantalum Ore

Project Status



Total Inferred at 71.54 Mtonnes


0.134% Tin, 0.0085% Tantalum


The project is located within the Damara Mobile Belt, which was part of the Pan-African Orogeny. The Tin is hosted in albite-rich pegmatite. Ore bodies have been up to 40 metres thick, along 500 metre strike length.


Project Owners:

The UIS Tin Project is operated by AfriTin Namibia, who hold an 85% share. The remaining 15% is held by The Small Miners of Uis, a state-owned enterprise.

Nedbank Namibia loaned £2.4m towards the project in August 2019.

AfriTin owns 2 tin mines, their flagship being the UIS Tin project and they also have an interest in the Mokopane Tin project in South Africa. 


Project Status:

There are 2 phases to the project- Phase 1 commenced in August 2019 and involved developing a pilot processing plant that can process 500,000 tonnes of ore per annum. Phase 2 plants to scale the processing plant up to 3 million tonnes per year.

The project is a conventional open-pit mine, with 10 metre high benches. The phase 1 processing plant is comprised on a 4-stage crushing circuit and a 3-stage concentrating circuit (it includes dense medium separation, fine gravity concentration and wet high-intensity magnetic separation modules).


Available Data:

Assay Data (2016)

Technical Report



The mine is close to the main roads, C36 and M76 which allows for convenient travel via road vehicles.

Power will be supplied via an 800m-long transmission line connecting to an existing power line of the Namibia Power Corporation.




United Kingdom

AfriTin Namibia

Listing Information

The Erongo Region

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