For the financial year ended 30th June 2016, Kariba Minerals Limited (Kariba) reported total revenues of K21.34 million (2015: K11.58 million – restated) with a profit after tax of K 1.14million (2015: K12.73 million loss – restated).
For the financial year ended 30th June 2016, Kariba Minerals produced a total of 964,548 Kg (2015: 983,707 Kg) of rough amethyst. During the same financial year, Kariba sold 16.7 million carats of high-grade rough amethyst through two auctions in Singapore in September 2015 and in Lusaka in April 2016 for a total of K6.51 million (US$0.66 million) in revenue from the auctions. Kariba’s ore production was at 15,927 tonnes in the year ending 30th June 2016 (2015: 30,432 tonnes).
Kariba constructed a new sort house to meet the market demand from new customer orders for specific high quality, small sizes of amethyst under natural light conditions. Additional storage silos were constructed to increase the stock holding capacity to 800 tonnes.
There were no dividends declared during the financial year ended 30th June 2016 (2015: Nil).