100 tons of natural pozzolan has been mined and supplied to a potentially large customer for commercial-scale testing.
Eight tons of perlite has been mined for testing pursuant to a marketing memorandum of understanding signed earlier this year with a potential customer. Meanwhile, the contract has now been awarded to SGS for processing perlite bulk sample to horticultural perlite grades. Internal mine planning work has also been completed and a contract awarded to SRK Consulting to prepare mine designs for inclusion in the company's permit applications.
"This phase of bulk sampling marks an important transition from exploration, bench-scale testing and smaller scale customer trials to commercial-scale testing and market development,” said executive chairman Patrick Cheetham.
“This is progressing hand-in-hand with mine design, plant design and mine permitting."