Our History

History & Milestones

2020
April 17

2020

Skorpion Zinc: Enters Care and Maintenance
2019
April 17

March 2019

Safety launch as our first value.
April 17

February 2019

Gamsberg officially inaugurated by President Cyril Ramaphosa, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe, and Vedanta Chairman Anil Agarwal.
2018
April 17

2018

Gamsberg Phase 2 feasibility process begins.
2017
April 17

April 2017

Gamsberg Phase 1 LOM extension.
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2017

Gamsberg Phase 1 LOM extension.
2016
April 17

October 2016

Engineering, procurement, and construction services contract awarded.
2015
April 17

July 2015

BMM marks the groundbreaking ceremony at the Gamsberg project site.
April 17

2015

Lisheen mine: Mining operations cease and environmental restoration begins. Gamsberg project site breaks ground.
2014
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September to November 2014

Gamsberg feasibility study completed and Phase 1 of the project is approved.
2011
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February 2011

Vedanta’s US$364 million acquisition of the Black Mountain Mining (BMM) zinc interests is completed.
2010
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May 2010

Vedanta acquires Skorpion Zinc, Black Mountain Mining and Lisheen from Anglo American.
2006
April 17

2006

Design capacity reached.
2003
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September 2003

Official opening of Skorpion Zinc by State President of Nambia, H. E. President Sam Nujoma.
April 17

2003

The first ore produced and the mine officially opened.
2002
April 17

October 2002

Commissioning of Skorpion Refinery.
2001
April 17

January 2001

1st earthworks dug on site, Construction begins at Skorpion Zinc.
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September 2001

Mining operations at Skorpion begin.
2000
April 17

September 2000

Anglo American Board approval for Skorpion Zinc Project.
1999
April 17

1999

Lisheen mine: First ore brought to the surface in September and first zinc/lead concentrated shipped in December.