The Danakil Potash Project encompasses an established large-tonnage, shallow potash deposit centred within a potash mineralised envelope in the Danakil Basin. The project is situated in the Afar regional state of northeastern Ethiopia and abuts the border with Eritrea. It is located about 600 km north-northeast of the capital city of Addis Ababa and is only 85 km from the Red Sea on the coast of Eritrea.
Circum’s licence covers an area to the north of the Crescent and Musley potash deposits, which were explored and mined in the 1950s and 1960s by the Ralph Parsons Company.
Mineralisation occurs from depths as shallow as 85 metres below the surface and is well suited to solution mining.