Bawdwin

Bawdwin

 

a city in Burma, in the Shan State. A rail terminus on a branch from the city of Mandalay, Bawdwin is the center of large deposits of polymetallic ores, evaluated (in 1956) at about 2.2 million tons. These ores contain approximately 49 grams/ton silver, 20.4 percent lead, 12.6 percent zinc, and 0.9 percent copper. The mine, together with the smelting plants and concentrating mills in Namtu, forms the country’s only combine of nonferrous metallurgy. Owing to the severe destruction in World War II and the slow reconstruction of industrial enterprises, the mine’s output in 1965 did not reach the prewar level. In 1965 the mine produced 16,900 tons of lead and 7,600 tons of zinc compared with the 92,800 tons of lead and 59,500 tons of zinc produced in 1937.

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The 649 square kilometer license area was applied for by APML based on immediate proximity to the historic Bawdwin silver-lead-zinc (+ copper, nickel, antimony and gold) mine -- one of the most prolific producers of base and precious metals under the British colonial regime in Myanmar.
After reviewing APML's proprietary database and technical library, the Company's technical team concluded that the potential for additional volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) mineralization in the area surrounding the Bawdwin mine is very good -- especially in light of the near-complete lack of exploration here during modern times.
During October, APML technical staff made a series of initial field surveys through the area immediately surrounding the Bawdwin mine -- yielding the discovery of significant mineralization.
The AP-4 license was advanced by APML to cover lands surrounding the historic Bawdwin zinc-lead-silver mine -- one of the largest producers of these metals in the world during its period of peak output when built and operated by British interests at the turn of the 20th century.
APML believes that historic exploration in the Bawdwin area has been minimal -- thus raising strong prospects for additional discoveries here of volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits similar to the Bawdwin lodes.