Jan 18, 2020

High-purity silica finds at Metallica Minerals project

High-purity silica finds at Metallica Minerals project

A sampling program at Metallica Minerals’ Cape Flattery silica sands project in Far North Queensland has confirmed the presence of high-purity silica sands.

Metallica this week released the results of a sampling program completed late last year at the site, adjacent to Mitsubishi’s Cape Flattery silica sands mine.

It said the program consisted of hand-auguring eight holes to a depth of 4.75m on the eastern target area of its tenement.

The majority returned 1m sample intervals of more than 99 per cent silica oxide. Results were comparable with known deposits in the region, it said.

“Metallica is very encouraged by these results that further confirm the potential of the CFSS project, particularly due to the project being adjacent to the designated Cape Flattery port area; this is expected to assist in the process for establishing an infrastructure solution to export silica sand from Cape Flattery,” Metallica interim chief executive officer Scott Waddell said.

High-purity silica sands are used in industries including glass-making, foundry casting, water filtration, hydraulic fracturing and solar panels.

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