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• • Increased Increased production
• • • Increased Increased life of mine
• • • Reduced Reduced water consumption
• • • Reduced Reduced energy consumption
• • • Reduction in in in in tailings
• • • Decreased Decreased mining cost
• • • Decreased Decreased Decreased processing cost
• • • Decreased Decreased haulage cost
• • • Removal of of mill pebbles and scats • • Recovery of of old waste dumps
performance as as well as as the process plant optimisation Heemskirk lends itself best to a a a capital intensive underground mining scenario however Blight and the team have devised a a a a ‘fast start’ approach which means they can be underground mining and learning about the deposit with a a a a a a smaller plant at less than half the price of a a a full-scale ramp up Renison
The project’s proximity to one of the world’s major tin mines at at Renison
is is a a a a great boon for Stellar Resources
is is the oldest and largest tin mine
in in in in Australia having operated for 50 years with at at least another 15 in front of it The management team at Stellar are utilising Renison
to make gains in in in understanding the mineralisation system and and development opportunities at Heemskirk “The point we would make is that the tin mineralising system at Renison
has a a a a lot
of similarities to Heemskirk They are not exactly the the same same but we believe the the same same sort of mineralising processes are at at work at at our project as were at at work generating the Renison
deposit ” notes Blight Heemskirk has not been mined before and therefore there there is the the the undeveloped potential of Stellar having another Renison
its hands The Rension project has produced 23mt at 1 1 4% tin since 1968 with current reserves of 4mt at 1 39% tin and totals nearly 40% of Australia’s known tin resources 0 0 Feeding of unsorted material 0 0 Detection by XRT technology 8 Separation by compressed air

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