Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Exploration applications lodged in Saudi Arabia

In 2011, Mawarid completed an initial reconnaissance programme in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to identify prospective areas for mineral exploration. The areas of interest were identified from site visits and data reviews. As a result of the work completed Mawarid lodged nine applications for exploration permits. To date one application has been approved, one is at pre-approval and seven remain under application. Mawarid is targeting Orogenic copper gold deposits and Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide deposits (VMS) similar to those currently being exploited in Oman. Mawarid will use its extensive knowledge and experience of working on the Arabian Shield to plan and execute its exploration programmes, which include, airborne geophysical surveys, ground gravity surveys, and detailed geological mapping and drilling, to be commenced in 2015.