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Diatreme Resources

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… ...

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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… ...

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Oct 09, 2020
Diatreme cashed up for ‘transformational’ year

Diatreme cashed up for ‘transformational’ year

Diatreme Resources has carried out a $4.64 million capital raising to help advance its Galalar silica sand project in Far North Queensland through permitting and approvals. Chairman Greg Starr said the company was now well funded as it headed into a ‘transformational’ 12 months. The company announced it had completed a bookbuild to raise the… ...

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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 03, 2020
Traditional owners voice support for silica mine

Traditional owners voice support for silica mine

Traditional owner representative body Hope Vale Congress has come out publicly to voice strong support for the emerging Galalar silica sand project in Far North Queensland. Diatreme Resources has its sights set on a 2022 start to production at the Cape York project, which lies near the world’s largest operating silica sand mine at Cape… ...

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Jul 24, 2020
Cape York silica sand project advances

Cape York silica sand project advances

Diatreme Resources has announced another step forward in the approval process for its Galalar silica sand project on Cape York, as it aims for a 2022 start to production. The company has released the Initial Advice Statement (IAS) and draft terms of reference (DToR) for the project’s environmental impact statement. “This is another important step… ...

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May 12, 2020
Beefed up resource figure for Galalar silica sand site

Beefed up resource figure for Galalar silica sand site

The total mineral resource for Diatreme’s Galalar silica sand project on Cape York has received a 25 per cent boost to 47.5 million tonnes. Diatreme says it aims to progress to mining as soon as possible against a background of strong demand from Asian markets. “This is a pleasing outcome for Galalar and highlights the… ...

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Apr 08, 2020
Cape silica project to bring sizeable economic injection

Cape silica project to bring sizeable economic injection

An independent study highlights the potential economic benefits of Cape York’s Galalar silica project for the local region, with a jobs boost of about 110 in the construction phase alone. The Diatreme Resources project is located about 200km north of Cairns and 20km from the port of Cooktown, near the operating silica sand mine at… ...

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Mar 20, 2020
Community lockdowns a new challenge for Qld miners

Community lockdowns a new challenge for Qld miners

Diatreme Resources is among the mining and exploration companies impacted by restrictions on entry to Cape York and Gulf Indigenous communities as COVID-19 measures increase. The company plans to develop a new silica mine at its Galalar project, about 200km north of Cairns, in partnership with the traditional owners, Hopevale Congress. Only last month Diatreme… ...

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