Who we are
Sipa Exploration Uganda Ltd (SEUL), is a company undertaking mineral exploration in northern Uganda in its sensitization and community relations programme.
Uganda is endowed with very old rocks dating from over 3,000 million years to recent and this long span in geological history favours the emplacement of various minerals in the rocks and associated structures.
Because of this, Uganda has very good potential for mineral deposits although it remains un-explored even to this day. Since the establishment of Geological Survey and Mines Department in 1919, various minerals have been identified some of which are economic and mined while others are not economic.
From past records, most of the minerals known to-date are concentrated in south-west, south-east and north-east of the country whereas there are few mineral showings in central-northern Uganda.
Between 2004 and 2010, government undertook airborne geophysical surveys and geological mapping covering the whole country, and the results of this have revealed new evidence of the country’s mineral prospectivity.
Based on these new findings, SEUL has been encouraged to get involved in mineral exploration and in particular northern Uganda.
Sipa Uganda Exploration Activities
- Extensive geophysical datasets, along with less extensive geological and geochemical data, over much of East Africa were acquired, collated and interpreted. Selected areas were then field-checked in late 2011 and certain areas in the Central Northern portion of the country were thought of particular initial interest.
- The company’s six ELs are located in 5 administrative districts of Otuke, Agago, Pader, Kitgum and Lamwo, covering an area approximately 2,168 square kilometres and collectively known as the Kitgum-Pader Project. The primary objective is to explore for base metals including copper, lead, zinc, nickel, as well precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum group metals.
- SEUL is planning commencing field exploration at Kitgum-Pader in early 2013 and to that end, Mike Doepel (Managing Director of SEUL and Sipa) and Nick Archibald (Director of SEUL) along with Mr Paul Olara, recently took a Letter of Introduction from the Commissioner of the Ugandan Department of Geological Survey and Mines to various authorities, including CAOs, Chairmen, RDCs, DPCs and DSOs of the Lamwo, Kitgum, Pader, Otuke and Agago Districts. Before commencing exploration LC III and LC I officials will be consulted.