Jabal Sayid is located in the prospective Neo-Proterozoic Arabian Shield. The shield continues west of the Red Sea into Egypt and Sudan as the Nubian Shield. The rocks are 600 to 1,000 million years old, and contain two major structural controlled mineralized zones; the Samran Shayban Mineral Belt, which extends from Sudan, north-east past Mahd Adh Dhahad, and a second, parallel north-east trending Wadi Kamal Mineralised zone, which extend from the Nile valley, in Egypt, into northern Saudi Arabia.
Jabal Sayid copper operation is a 50/50 joint venture operation between Barrick Gold Corporation and Ma’aden.
The Jabil Sayid mine produces copper concentrate with by-products of gold and silver and the mine life is estimated at 12 years as of January 2019. The mine commenced commercial production in July 2016.
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