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Sep 20, 2021
Diatreme expands Galalar silica resource

Diatreme expands Galalar silica resource

Diatreme Resources has announced a 22 per cent increase in the size of its Galalar silica resource on Cape York to 75.5 million tonnes. The company says the latest increase in Galalar’s resource estimate highlights the continuity of the project’s world‐class, high‐purity silica resource. Neil McIntyre, Diatreme “We are delighted by the further expansion of… This content is for iQ Indu...

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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… This content is for iQ Industr...

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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… This content is...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Qu...

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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… This content i...

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Sep 22, 2020
Diatreme highlights Galalar  growth potential

Diatreme highlights Galalar growth potential

Diatreme Resources says results from exploration drilling undertaken latelast month have highlighted the Galalar silica project’s potential for further expansion. The drilling program comprised 44 air‐core drill holes for 835m, with some 2000kg of bulk samples collected from the preliminary mine plan footprint. It also featured exploration drilling outside the current resource, with newholes...

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Sep 09, 2019
Scoping study paints bright picture for silica project

Scoping study paints bright picture for silica project

A scoping study for the Galalar silica project has shown its potential as a significant near‐term, low‐cost and premium‐quality silica producer for fast growing Asian markets, Diatreme Resources says. The new Cape York mine, 200km north of Cairns, would cost $24.4 million to bring online and has a projected life of 15 years. Diatreme says… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal...

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