Livingstone DSO deposit
Located only 3.5km from the Company’s flagship Mt Lindsay Tin-Tungsten Deposit is the 100% owned Livingstone DSO Hematite Deposit. Livingstone consists of an outcropping hematite cap overlaying a magnetite rich skarn. The hematite occurs from surface, is consistent in grade and located only 2km from a sealed road which accesses existing rail and port facilities.
A maiden resource statement of 2.2mt @ 58% Fe was defined at Livingstone in 2011, which was followed by a positive and robust scoping study. Additional work later in 2011 included blending and sizing testwork and preliminary mining studies, all of which delivered positive results.
During the second half of 2012 the Company completed a resource upgrade, which resulted in 100% of the inferred resources being converted to the indicated category.
The Livingstone project area was granted as a mining lease on 28 May 2012 subject to Legislative requirements, including environmental and local council approvals, being satisfied and obtained.
Resource Statement Livingstone DSO Project Tasmania
Reserve Statement Livingstone DSO Project Tasmania
During 2014, results from a preliminary screening program demonstrated that significant beneficiation of clay-rich gossanous material at Livingstone to +58% Fe grades should be possible in many cases. The next steps involve further testwork, followed by detailed evaluation and modelling that will be required to calculate whether a significant tonnage could be added to the DSO resources at similar grades or whether an appreciable upgrade in the iron grade of the current resource could be achieved.