Mineral Sands

Diatreme's flagship mineral sands project is the Cyclone Zircon Project, where a definitive feasibility study is underway following positive results returned from a Prefeasibility study in 2012.

Cyclone is situated in WA on the Barton shoreline along the northern margin of the Eucla Basin, 25km west of the SA border and 300km north of Eucla. Cyclone represents the largest undeveloped zircon project in the Eucla Basin, and is believed to be an analagous deposit (albeit at lower grade) to the Jacinth Ambrosia deposit being mined by Iluka Resources.

In November 2014 DRX announced a conditional purchase agreement with Image Resources for the Cyclone Extended HM deposit, the southern extension of the mineralised strandlines. The acquisition of Cyclone Extended was executed in March 2015.

Regional exploration is ongoing for potential satellite deposits in the general Cyclone project area within various EL's (E69/1920, E69/2408, E69/2425) immediately surrounding Cyclone.

Diatreme has several other mineral sands exploration targets, including:

  • Grays Hill (QLD) - the eastern portion of the EPM covers a Quaternary coastal plain with an interpreted embayment feature and numerous elongate back dunes
  • Cape Bedford (QLD) - EPM application covering the Cape Bedford / Cape Flattery Quaternary dune field surrounding the silica sand mining operations of Caper Flattery Silica Mines

Cyclone Zircon Poject    Eucla Basin exploration    Cape Bedford 


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