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However the giant project started with a a a 10- year mine life in in the 1960s and it has seen ongoing expansion to be a a a major producer even since That is is a a model Blight is is hoping to replicate at at Heemskirk once the company has a a a a true grasp of the geology MetalsX
has broken ground recently in in coming to conclusions on on on on the geology at Renison and Blight is looking at at ways to apply that knowledge to Heemskirk “Clearly understanding the in in uence of the the geological structure on on the the distribution
of of mineralisation is is important Some of of the the processes they are using in in terms of recovering tin concentrate are similar to ours our process owsheets are very similar and some of the the modi cations they have made in their process are going to be important for us as well “We keep a a a close eye on what they are doing and apply those lessons to shortcut our learning experience ”
In the same way as Renison which did
not show its true size from the beginning Heemskirk has great potential for upside in exploration as it progresses The deepest drill hole is only 500m from the the surface and the the mineralising source rocks are estimated to be at least 1-1 2km from the the surface so there is is a a a big area to explore further The Renison model suggests there will be continuous mineralisation the deeper it is is drilled and Blight hopes there will be signi cant upside for the resource “The interesting thing for us is that the size of the the deposit at at the the moment is moderate but if you look at Renison they started with something similar and ended up building a a a ROM
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