Artemis Resources Limited has received approvals on the Radio Hill Tailing Storage Facility 3 (TSF3).
The West Australian Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) and the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) have assisted with approvals for the construction and operation permits at Radio Hill and both government departments have completed multiple inspections at the site.
In addition to the TSF3 approval, Artemis has also secured a Native Vegetation Clearing Permit (NVCP) for clearing 64.52ha at Radio Hill – this is for the footprint of the future, long term tailings storage in TSF4 and for access to clay material which will be used to cap and close existing TSF1&2.
Following receipt of these critical approvals and completion of a geotechnical and engineering study, Artemis says it will now work towards seeking approval for TSF4 – which will be a larger stand-alone 4Mt tailing storage facility. The gravity gold circuit at Radio Hill remains at ~80% completion with the decision to commence mining contingent upon at least three years of an economic ore source, or successful negotiations on toll-treating options.
Artemis is continuing to advance the Carlow Castle gold-copper-cobalt project, with the next round of metallurgy towards scoping study and feasibility, contingent on further metallurgical sampling. The Company is currently considering the best way to obtain relevant samples, which may be by large diameter diamond drilling or by excavator and pitting, due to the shallow nature of the ore body.
Artemis Resources Non-executive Chairman Sheik Maktoum commented: “The approval for the use of TSF3 at Radio Hill is a major milestone event, which brings Artemis closer to having the Radio Hill plant back into an operational state. Land clearing for a future tailings storage facility is approved and background work will continue on this as we focus attention on Carlow Castle metallurgy and start to revisit the gold at 47 K Patch.
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