African technology metals mining company AfriTin Mining with a portfolio of mining and exploration assets in Namibia, has provided an update of its Phase 1 Expansion Project at the Uis Mine.Highlights:· Commissioning of the Uis Phase 1 Expansion Project complete;· Production projected to ramp up from 780 to 1200 tpa of tin concentrate over the next three months; and· The potential by-product production of lithium and tantalum is expected to benefit from the plant throughput expansion due to its co-occurrence within the ore.The Uis Phase 1 Expansion Project targets an increase in production at Uis from approximately 780 tonnes per annum ("tpa") to 1200 tpa tin concentrate (470 tpa and 720 tpa tin contained in concentrate respectively). The Project scope consists of a modular expansion of the current processing plant, leveraging existing bulk infrastructure services. Specifically, it involves the expansion of the crushing and screening circuits and construction of a fines ore stockpile prior to the concentrator. The expansion of the dry plant will allow the operation to increase the feed rate of ore to the plant by approximately 50%, while the new stockpile provides buffer capacity before the concentrator to increase plant utilisation. In addition, the Project addresses potential throughput constraints in the concentrator due to the increased feed rate, as well as upgrades to the concentrate cleaning circuit to enhance tin recovery, and upgrades to the process control and instrumentation to improve plant operability and utilisation.The Project commenced in September 2021 with the ordering of long lead items. Project construction was completed in mid-September 2022 and commissioned one month later. A C4 commissioning certificate has been received from Consulmet, an independent mineral processing consultancy that acted as commissioning manager. C4 commissioning refers to the hot commissioning of processing circuits and involves stages including feeding ore material into the process plant, validating process flows and instrumentation readings, and the achievement of instantaneous design throughput. A C4 certificate indicates that the entire system is complete and fully operational.Current daily production has now matched pre-expansion levels, as planned, and the plant will be ramped up over the next three months to achieve continuous design throughput.