Geomet and Bara team members at the proposed Cinovec portal site (above)
In October, the Bara Consulting team made a second trip to the historic Erzgebirge, this time to the Czech side to make a visit to Geomet Lithium’s Cinovec (“Tin Forest”) project as part of the Mining DFS. The Cinovec Lithium project is located between the historic tin mining towns of Cinovec/Zinnwald, and the historic spa town of Teplice in Czechia.
Participation on the visit was broad, with senior management from the client including Pavel Smelik, Geomet CEO, Richard Pavlik (Executive Director), Simon Edwards (COO), Stefan Zehirov (Chief Mining Engineer), Vojtech Sesulka (Chief Geologist), Pavel Hanzl (Process Manager) and organised by David Grunbaum (Mining Engineer with sister company Severoceska-Doly). Bara Consulting and sub-consultants were also well represented, with Brett Garland, Senior Civil Engineer for Knight Piesold, Patterson & Cooke Senior Engineers Stephen Holley and Damian Granlund, and Bara UK MD Andrew Bamber attending. Detailed discussions were held on mining methods, ore and waste handling, backfill as well as project infrastructure, with several locations inspected including the proposed new portal site, plant site and proposed waste management locations, plus key points of infrastructure including electricity and water sources.
Road and power infrastructure close to proposed Cinovec portal site
Additionally, the team made a visit to the Zinnwald Mine Museum, across the border in Germany, to view historic tin and tungsten workings from the late 17th century that are on display there.
Simon Edwards, Geomet COO, at the underground Czech-German border
Massive tin and tungsten mineralization in evidence at the Zinnwald Museum
A very successful visit was had by all – very informative and highly enjoyable with renowned Czech friendliness and hospitality! We look forward to visiting Cinovec again in the near future as the project progresses.