Al Amar is located approximately 195km southwest of Riyadh. It comprises an underground mine which is planned to process a gold rich polymetalic ore at a rate of 200ktpa to produce gold in dore and copper and zinc concentrates which are sold to third parties for toll smelting.
Processing will involve crushing, grinding, copper flotation, and recovery of gold from the copper flotation tailings by CIL technology and zinc flotation. Its products will be copper concentrate, dore and zinc concentrate, which will all be sent abroad for refining.
Al Amar commenced production in January 2008.