The Road and River Migration Construction Project needed for the main construction of the Sangdong Mine Development Project has been completed. 

Road & River Diversion Complete

The Completed Road & River Diversion Project – November 2021

On May 10, 2021, AKTC started the River Migration Project. Soon after on June 28, 2021, the Road Migration Project started, and on November 5, 2021, the asphalt pavement works were completed.  For the river migration project 3,423m2 of boulders were newly stacked and 4,622 tons of natural stones were also used.

On the newly constructed road 17 manholes, 32 rain gutters, 604m of pipes were used for the rain drainage system, and 20 manholes and 564m pipes and 1 pumping station were installed for the sewer system. CCTV filming was used to perform watertightness tests to thoroughly check whether there was any abnormality in the pipeline installation. As for the water supply pipe, a total of 1,536m of 80mm, 200mm, and 250mm pipes were installed as originally planned.

For the quality control of the newly constructed road, a 10-ton vibrating roller was used for a total of 31 days to thoroughly compact the road, and before the asphalt pavement works were conducted plate load test and field density test were performed to confirm the compaction state of the sub-base.

For pavement of sidewalks and roadways, 787m2 of artificial granite blocks, 1273m of various boundary stones, and 1,164ton of asphalt concrete were used, and 404m of B-2 grade guard rails of were installed in the direction of the river to ensure safety while driving.

About 14,530 million won was planned to be used for the construction cost, but additional costs of 1,660 million won were incurred to excavate additional bedrock, that was not determined in the design in the river section, and to construct the foundation and ceiling concrete that were omitted. Now that the road and river construction has been completed, the preparations needed for the full-fledged construction of the flotation plant at the Sangdong Mine Development is finished.

This project was built according to our ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance program) and is therefore designed for a ‘100 year event’ rather the more normal 30 years.

Monthly meetings were conducted with local residents in order to provide updates on what was happening at the site during construction, and to take any questions/comments they may have had.

Sangdong Mine Road and River Diversion Program

The official execution and commencement of the road and river diversion project begins.

Community Meeting on Mine Progress

Monthly meetings are now being conducted with local residents in order to provide updates on what is happening at the site.

7 November 2021 – Road & River Diversion Project Completed (Part 1)

7 November 2021 – Road & River Diversion Project Completed (Part 2)

About Almonty

The principal business of Toronto, Canada-based Almonty Industries Inc. is the mining, processing and shipping of tungsten concentrate from its Los Santos Mine in western Spain and its Panasqueira mine in Portugal as well as the development of its Sangdong tungsten mine in Gangwon Province, South Korea and the development of the Valtreixal tin/tungsten project in north western Spain.

The Los Santos Mine was acquired by Almonty in September 2011 and is located approximately 50 kilometres from Salamanca in western Spain and produces tungsten concentrate. The Panasqueira mine, which has been in production since 1896, is located approximately 260 kilometres northeast of Lisbon, Portugal, was acquired in January 2016 and produces tungsten concentrate.

The Sangdong mine, which was historically one of the largest tungsten mines in the world and one of the few long-life, high-grade tungsten deposits outside of China, was acquired in September 2015 through the acquisition of a 100% interest in Woulfe Mining Corp.

Almonty owns 100% of the Valtreixal tin-tungsten project in north-western Spain.

Further information about Almonty’s activities may be found at www.almonty.com and under Almonty’s profile at www.sedar.com.

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Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions management believes to be reasonable, including but not limited to, the receipt of all required final approvals, no unanticipated delays in the project financing, no material unanticipated costs and expenses, no material adverse change in general market and industry conditions and no unanticipated material operational risks, including large project risk and contractual factors, no material adverse change in the market price of APT, the continuing ability to fund or obtain funding for outstanding commitments, expectations regarding the resolution of legal and tax matters, no negative change to applicable laws, the ability to secure local contractors, employees and assistance as and when required and on reasonable terms, and such other assumptions and factors as are set out herein. Although Almonty has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results, level of activity, performance or achievements not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate and even if events or results described in the forward-looking statements are realized or substantially realized, there can be no assurance that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, Almonty. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and are cautioned that actual outcomes may vary.

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Almonty has also assumed that material factors will not cause any forward-looking statements and information to differ materially from actual results or events. However, the list of these factors is not exhaustive and is subject to change and there can be no assurance that such assumptions will reflect the actual outcome of such items or factors.

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For further information, please contact:

Lewis Black
Chairman, President and CEO
Telephone: +1 647-438-9766
E-mail: info@almonty.com

The head office of Almonty is:

100 King Street West
Suite 5700
Toronto, Ontario
M5X 1C7

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