VRX Silica begins drilling at Muchea and Arrowsmith

VRX Silica begins drilling at Muchea and Arrowsmith

VRX Silica (ASX: VRX) has commenced drilling at three of its project areas at the North and Central Arrowsmith Silica Sand Projects, located 270km north of Perth, and its Muchea Silica Sand Project, 50km north of Perth. The aircore drilling program at the Arrowsmith projects follow the Company’s initial shallow hand auger drilling. The drill program is expected to increase the tonnage of sand and also the JORC confidence within the Mining Lease applications at both Arrowsmith project areas.


VRX Silica (ASX: VRX) has commenced drilling at three of its project areas at the North and Central Arrowsmith Silica Sand Projects, located 270km north of Perth, and its Muchea Silica Sand Project, 50km north of Perth.

Highlights:

· Commencement of drill programs on three Company Silica Sand Projects

· Program to increase Resources and JORC confidence at Arrowsmith North and Central and Muchea

The aircore drilling program at the Arrowsmith projects follow the Company’s initial shallow hand auger drilling. The drill program will be closer spaced and deeper than the initial work and is expected to increase the tonnage of sand and also the JORC confidence within the Mining Lease applications at both Arrowsmith project areas.

The program at the Muchea project will be closer spaced than the original aircore drilling and will both increase the tonnage within the area of Indicated Resource and also increase the JORC confidence within the area of the recently applied for Mining Lease. Drilling will be undertaken with a Landcruiser mounted Mantis aircore drill rig which is capable of deeper drill holes than those previously drilled by hand auger.

The planned drill program consists of a total of 189 holes for 1,726 metres at Arrowsmith and 57 holes at Muchea for 887 metres and take approximately two weeks to complete. Assays are expected to be available for new Resource estimations 3- 4 weeks after completion of drilling.

VRX Silica Managing Director Bruce Maluish said: “These drill programs follow on from the initial drilling and Resource estimates with results from our extensive testwork programs justifying our investment to increase these Resources and our confidence level to estimate Reserves.”

Testwork results and the catalogue of our potential products were announced 26 February 2019.

“Results from these drill programs will add substantial value to our inventory and confirm our previous assumptions about the extent and quality of our silica sand projects,” said Mr Maluish.

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