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VRX Significant Events – High-Grade Silica Sand

Since early 2018 when VRX Silica identified an Asia-Pacific silica sand shortage the Company has:

  • Exploration licences granted at Arrowsmith North,
  • Exploration licences granted at Arrowsmith Central,
  • Muchea Silica Sand Project acquired,
  • Boyatup Silica Sand Project acquired,
  • Heritage Surveys with Traditional Owners conducted on all Silica Sand Projects,
  • Over 4,800 metres of hand auger and aircore drilling completed at the Arrowsmith and Muchea Silica Sand Projects,
  • Completed Compensation Agreements with Traditional Owners of the Arrowsmith and Muchea Silica Sand Projects,
  • Mining Leases granted at Arrowsmith North, Central and Muchea,
  • Miscellaneous Licences granted at Arrowsmith and Muchea,
  • Environmental Surveys conducted over the Arrowsmith and Muchea Silica Sand Projects,
  • Devised and proved an environmentally sustainable continuous rehabilitation method of Vegetation Direct Transfer (VDT),
  • Completed Bankable Feasibility Studies (BFS) on the Arrowsmith and Muchea Silica Sand Projects,
  • Conducted extensive testwork to optimise environmentally friendly processes to upgrade the sand and produce a product list for offtake customers,
  • Continued negotiations with offtake parties,
  • Advanced discussions with plant suppliers and contractors,
  • Advanced discussions with railway operators, and
  • Advanced discussions with port authorities.
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