The study shows that a viable cash flow positive early mining opportunity exists at the Eureka project, which was mined as recently as 2018.
Tyranna’s next step in development is to fast-track mining approvals, contractor appointment and finalise an off-take agreement.
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Tyranna’s managing director Bruno Seneque said: “The results of the mining study as an early mining opportunity demonstrates the potential to generate good free positive cash flow for the business with minimal upfront capital delivering a very good cash margin over a short period.
“We plan to generate cash flow to self-fund exploration to grow our assets at Eureka with minimal shareholder dilution.
“Plans are underway to secure a funding solution that will enable Tyranna to commence mining at Eureka and in the meantime, mining approvals will be fast tracked, mining and haulage contractors appointed, and negotiations with the preferred toll treater will be concluded.”
The study and proposed mining operation is based on the March 2019 JORC resource of 762,000 tonnes gradingt 1.8 g/t gold for 43,100 ounces of gold.
The mineralised material is accessed via firstly shallow open pit mining and then via an adit into north pit wall.
Two months of planned mining is forecast to produce a combined total 60,500 tonnes of ore grading 2.1 g/t for 4,057 ounces of contained gold.
Importantly, the maximum capital draw down is estimated as being between $0.6-0.7 million, after which positive cash flow commences.
Room to grow at Eureka at depth
Recently, an Exploration Target was compiled for Eureka measuring 3-4 million tonnes grading 2-4 g/t gold for 200,000-500,000 ounces gold.
The top end of this range is over 10x the size of the JORC resource and suggests there is an opportunity to grow the resource and mine life.
Previous mining and exploration carried out only focussed on the immediate region around the historical Eureka workings and to date there has been no drilling to the south of the current pit and limited drilling to the north.
The deepest hole beneath the pit intersected mineralisation less than 200m below surface.