Our Zinc and Lead is produced mainly by the 3 polymetallic mines of Hajjar, Tighardine and Drâa Sfar in the Marrakech region. The Group’s polymetallic activity has been carried out since 1988 by the subsidiary CMG (Compagnie Minière de Guemassa) which mainly produces Zinc and Lead concentrates.

 

  • 21%
    Of sales
  • 75961
    Tonnes Concentrate
    Production
  • 122
    Tonnes Metal
    Reserves
  • 459
    Tonnes Metal
    Resources

Zinc, an abundant ore with many applications

Zinc is a bluish-grey ore which is relatively abundant in the Earth’s crust. It is well-known for its excellent corrosion-resistance. It is also an excellent conductor of heat and electricity. Zinc is mainly used to galvanize steel intended for construction, the automotive industry and domestic appliances.

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  • Zinc is well-known for its good corrosion-resistance. It is used in the timber industry to prevent insect attacks.
  • Lead is impermeable to water and is used to clad high-voltage submarine cables. Lead is also an excellent sound insulator. It is used to sound-proof low frequencies.