AMAK ASSET RETIREMENT OBLIGATIONS
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2019
|Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]|
|ASSET RETIREMENT OBLIGATIONS||
Asset Retirement Obligations
During 2012, we recorded an ARO for deferred mine closure costs of approximately SR12,843,000. These deferred mine closure costs are being amortized over the estimated life of the mine. Amortization expense was approximately SR745,000, SR745,000, and SR1,117,000 for the years ended December 31, 2019, 2018, and 2017.
ARO costs may increase or decrease significantly in the future as a result of changes in regulations, changes in engineering designs and technology, permit modifications or updates, changes in mine plans, inflation or other factors and as actual reclamation spending occurs.
The entire disclosure for an asset retirement obligation and the associated long-lived asset. An asset retirement obligation is a legal obligation associated with the disposal or retirement from service of a tangible long-lived asset that results from the acquisition, construction or development, or the normal operations of a long-lived asset, except for certain obligations of lessees.
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