VRX Silica (ASX: VRX) has announced the results of an Aboriginal heritage survey at its Arrowsmith North silica sand project and Arrowsmith Central silica sand project, located approximately 270km north of Perth, Western Australia.
Aboriginal heritage survey conducted at Arrowsmith North and Arrowsmith Central Silica Sand Projects.
Archaeological and ethnographic clearance given for works over initial mining and critical infrastructure areas.
The comprehensive archaeological and ethnographic survey was conducted last month with Amangu representatives of the Yamatji Nation and Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (YMAC) personnel over proposed initial mining and critical infrastructure areas.
Preliminary advice received by the Company from YMAC confirms that the Arrowsmith North Access Road, Services Corridor and Production Area are clear for the stated works to proceed for 10 years of production. The Arrowsmith Central Production Area and Arrowsmith Central Infrastructure Areas are cleared for 5 years of production.
VRX’s Managing Director Bruce Maluish said: “With the grant of Mining Leases for Arrowsmith North and Arrowsmith Central expected imminently, obtaining Aboriginal heritage clearance for our proposed works on both projects is an important step forward for their development.
“This continues our strong and supportive relationship and consultative approach with the local Yamatji Nation people and YMAC. We appreciate their efforts in progressing the conduct of the survey and report.”
The survey found no isolated artifacts with no onerous heritage recommendations.
The Company recently announced1 that it expects the Mining Leases and Miscellaneous Licences sought for Arrowsmith North and Arrowsmith Central to be granted imminently.