The most advanced pure-play silica sand company on the ASX
VRX Silica is advancing its three high-purity, long-life Western Australian silica sand projects – the Arrowsmith North Silica Sand Project and the Arrowsmith Central Silica Sand Project both situated near Eneabba, south of Geraldton, and the Muchea Silica Sand Project about 50km north of Perth.
Bankable feasibility studies completed for all three projects showed low-capex, simple mining operations with economic production for an initial mine life of 25 years and the capability to produce for more than 100 years.
The company’s silica sand deposits sit on granted Mining Leases with secure tenure and a combined Mineral Resource of more than 1 billion tonnes, between 99.6%-99.9% SiO2 grade silica sand.
All three projects are suitable for the designed-for-purpose Vegetation Direct Transfer (VDT) method that puts rehabilitation at the heart of the mining process and ensures direct and ongoing rehabilitation of mined land by keeping the vegetation, topsoil, and microbiomes intact.
The Boyatup Silica Sand Project has a total project area of 124 km² and is situated 100km east of the port town of Esperance. The tenement is almost totally unallocated crown land, with only a very small section over farming freehold land.