In early 2019, VRX Silica added the Boyatup Silica Sand Project (Boyatup) to its portfolio of projects in Western Australia.
The project is located on a single tenement, E69/3560 with a total area of 105.7 km² situated 100km east of the port town of Esperance. The tenement is almost totally vacant crown land, with only a very small section over farming freehold land which is of no interest.
Boyatup is connected to the Esperance Port via a sealed road, which bypasses the city of Esperance. Esperance Port has been the exit port for bulk nickel and iron ore commodities and can load ships of up to 200,000 tonnes.
The Boyatup Project sand is subtlety different to the Company’s Arrowsmith and Muchea Silica Sand projects and is expected to provide yet another option in the product range for the Company to market in Asia.