Tambellup Kaolin Project
The Tambellup Kaolin Project is located approximately 280 km southeast of Perth and 130 km north of Albany, Western Australia. The project has access to the Port of Albany via the Freight Rail Line, operated by Arc Infrastructure, or the Great Southern Highway.
Mineral Resource Estimate
CSA Global were engaged by the Company to undertake a Mineral Resource Estimate for the Tambellup Kaolin Project.
The Mineral Resource Estimate complies with the recommendations in the Australasian Code for Reporting of Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves 2012 (JORC Code). The Mineral Resources Estimate was compiled by Dr Andrew Scogings (MAIG, RPGeo) and Serik Urbisinov (MAIG) who are both employees of CSA Global with over 30 years of individual experience. Both personnel have sufficient experience which is relevant to the type of style of mineralisation and type of deposit under consideration and to activity which they are undertaking to qualify as a Competent Person as defined by the JORC Code.
The Tambellup Project Mineral Resource Estimate (MRE) is outlined in the table below:
MRE for the Tambellup Project
|Tonnes (Mt)||Yield (-45 µm) (%)||ISO Brightness (%)||Al2O3 (%)||SiO2 (%)||Fe2O3 (%)||LOI (%)|
The estimate is in accordance with JORC Code guidelines and is effective as at 26 April 2022.
An Exploration Target for Tambellup Project (E70/4969) has been established by CSA Global.
Exploration Target for tenement E70/4969 of the Tambellup Project
|Tonnes (Mt)||ISO Brightness||Al2O3 (%)||SiO2 (%)||Fe2O3 (%)||LOI (%)|
|54 – 108||79 – 87||34– 38||47 – 51||0.1 – 0.8||11 – 13|
The quantity and grade of the Exploration Target specified above is conceptual in nature. There has been insufficient exploration undertaken to date to determine a Mineral Resource and there is no certainty that further exploration work will result in the determination of a Mineral Resource.
Vytas intends to beneficiate the kaolin feedstock from the Tambellup Project to produce High Purity Alumina (HPA) with a 99.99% (4N) or 99.999 % (5N) purity, for the rapidly growth synthetic sapphire and lithium-ion battery markets.
Given the high quality of the kaolin from the Tambellup Project and it’s inherently high halloysite content, direct shipping ore (DSO) of the kaolin feedstock is a possibility, with the product to be used in the ceramic, paper and coatings sectors.