The Boyatup Silica Sand Project is located about 125km east of Esperance in Western Australia, and is connected by sealed road to the Esperance Port.
Boyatup has a total Mineral Resource of 60 million tonnes at 97.8% SiO2, and sits on two tenements E69/3560 and E69/3668 for a total project area of 124 km².
Boyatup is subtly different to VRX’s projects at Arrowsmith and Muchea. Size distribution indicates a ‘fine’ product suitable for different glass-making industries.
Comprehensive metallurgical testwork will determine the specification of potential products that can be produced from the in-situ sand resource at Boyatup. Once the potential products are identified, a marketing study will help to maximise the economic value of the Project.
Image 2: Exploration licences at the Boyatup Silica Sand Project relative to the Esperance Port