Namakera Vermiculite Mine

The Namekara Vermiculite Mine is located in Eastern Uganda near the towns of Mbale and Tororo, approx. 190 km from the Uganda capital, Kampala and close to the border with Kenya.

It is on major central African road and rail networks and is 10 km from a rail spur that connects to the Kenyan port of Mombasa.

The Namekara Vermiculite deposit is hosted in the Bukusu Complex, one of a number of Carbonatites in the Uganda/Kenya border area and the only one known to host commercially viable vermiculite.

Namekara is the registered holder of Mining License ML 4651, upon which it operates the Namakera Vermiculite Mine and conducts exploration activities on the Busumbu Phosphate Project.

Namekara is also the registered holder of Exploration License EL 1534 that covers the majority of the Bukusu Complex and which is also considered prospective for vermiculite, phosphate, copper, iron, zircon and rare earths mineralisation.

Tenement Interest Area Expiry Date Other Conditions
Mining License ML 4651 100% 17.25 km2 14/05/24 Option to extend up to a further 15 years
Exploration License EL 1534 100% 30.83 km2 23/11/18 Two options to extend each for a further 2 years