In early 2019, VRX Silica added the Boyatup Silica Sand Project (Boyatup) to its portfolio of projects in Western Australia.
The project was initially located on a single tenement, E69/3560 however E69/3668 was acquired in May 2019 making the total project area of 124 km² 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, which is of no interest to the Company.
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 subtlely 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.
VRX Silica has a Program of Work (POW) approved for an air core drilling program that will be sufficient to determine a resource estimation at the project whilst also producing enough sample to conduct testwork to determine a product list.
Image 2: Exploration licences at the Boyatup Silica Sand Project relative to the Esperance Port.