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May 19, 2021
Strong Asian demand powers Galalar deals

Strong Asian demand powers Galalar deals

Diatreme Resources says a new offtake agreement from its Galalar silica project highlights Asian demand for its premium‐quality silica product as solar energy goes from strength to strength. The MOU with Jiangxi Kangjia New Material Technology Co covers supply of 250,000 tpa of photovoltaic-grade product from the Cape York project at mine start‐up. It follows… ...

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Apr 08, 2021
Final metallurgical testwork for Galalar silica project

Final metallurgical testwork for Galalar silica project

Diatreme Resources has engaged industry specialist Mineral Technologies (MT) to undertake final metallurgical testwork for the definitive feasibility study for its Galalar silica sand project. The testing program will use a one-tonne bulk sample taken from an area representing the first five years of planned mining at Galalar. Two variability samples from other areas within… ...

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Mar 02, 2021
Metallica triples high-purity silica sand resource

Metallica triples high-purity silica sand resource

Metallica Minerals has tripled the high-purity silica sand resource at its Cape Flattery project to 38.3 million tonnes. Industrial mineral specialists Ausrocks produced the new estimate after drilling at the Far North Queensland project in December. “We are delighted to announce a major upgrade of the high purity silica sand resource at our Cape Flattery… ...

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Feb 11, 2021
Townsville earmarked for  silica processing plant

Townsville earmarked for silica processing plant

Diatreme Resources is eyeing sites in Townsville for a potential downstream processing plant for silica sand from its Galalar project. The company is targeting first production in 2022 from the Cape York silica project, located near Mitsubishi’s major Cape Flattery sand mine. While Diatreme remains focused on Galalar’s permitting and approval process, it revealed today… ...

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Feb 09, 2021
Metallica confirms sand site has the right stuff

Metallica confirms sand site has the right stuff

Assay results from a maiden drilling program at Metallica Minerals’ CapeFlattery silica project have confirmed significant intervals of high purity silica sand. The results came from 22 vacuum drillholes made across the breadth of thedune complex in December, totalling 505m of drilling and 554 assays. “The confirmation of the continuity of high purity silica sands… ...

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Oct 09, 2020
Diatreme cashed up for ‘transformational’ year

Diatreme cashed up for ‘transformational’ year

Diatreme Resources has carried out a $4.64 million capital raising to help advance its Galalar silica sand project in Far North Queensland through permitting and approvals. Chairman Greg Starr said the company was now well funded as it headed into a ‘transformational’ 12 months. The company announced it had completed a bookbuild to raise the… ...

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Sep 03, 2020
Traditional owners voice support for silica mine

Traditional owners voice support for silica mine

Traditional owner representative body Hope Vale Congress has come out publicly to voice strong support for the emerging Galalar silica sand project in Far North Queensland. Diatreme Resources has its sights set on a 2022 start to production at the Cape York project, which lies near the world’s largest operating silica sand mine at Cape… ...

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Jul 24, 2020
Cape York silica sand project advances

Cape York silica sand project advances

Diatreme Resources has announced another step forward in the approval process for its Galalar silica sand project on Cape York, as it aims for a 2022 start to production. The company has released the Initial Advice Statement (IAS) and draft terms of reference (DToR) for the project’s environmental impact statement. “This is another important step… ...

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May 12, 2020
Beefed up resource figure for Galalar silica sand site

Beefed up resource figure for Galalar silica sand site

The total mineral resource for Diatreme’s Galalar silica sand project on Cape York has received a 25 per cent boost to 47.5 million tonnes. Diatreme says it aims to progress to mining as soon as possible against a background of strong demand from Asian markets. “This is a pleasing outcome for Galalar and highlights the… ...

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