Special Report: VRX Silica (ASX:VRX) is moving towards production in 2021. The latest milestone – all-important Aboriginal Heritage clearance for its Arrowsmith North and Arrowsmith Central projects in WA.

Last month, a comprehensive archaeological and ethnographic survey was conducted over proposed initial mining and critical infrastructure areas at the company’s Arrowsmith North and Arrowsmith Central, about 270km north of Perth.

Preliminary advice received from Amangu representatives of the Yamatji Nation and Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (YMAC) confirms 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 and infrastructure areas are cleared for five years of production.

The survey found no isolated artifacts with no onerous heritage recommendations, VRX says.

The company has already secured a mining lease for Muchea, the most attractive of the company’s three silica sand projects.

The mining leases and miscellaneous licences sought for Arrowsmith North and Arrowsmith Central are to be granted imminently, it says.

“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,” managing director Bruce Maluish says.


This article was developed in collaboration with VRX, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.


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