Technical Talk – “Thalanga Zinc Project”
Join us for technical talk on Thursday, 21 March with guest speaker Steven Harper, Geology Manager, Red River Resources – Thalanga Mine. Steven will be presenting "An Update on the Thalanga Zinc Project".
Date: Thursday, 21 March 2019
Time: 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start
Venue: The Metropole
Level 1, 81 Palmer St
Parking is available at the rear of the venue
Registration by Wednesday, 14th March
Guest Speaker: Steven Harper is the Geology Manager at Red River Resources Thalanga mine. Steven has been with Red River Resources since August 2018 and is responsible for both Mine Geology and Exploration Geology functions. Prior to this Steven worked with Resolute Ltd at Ravenswood, Centamin Plc at Sukari in Egypt and spent several years with Xstrata at Ernest Henry. Steven has over 18 years experience with gold and base metals mine geology and exploration, primarily in Queensland and Victoria
Thalanga Zinc Project
Red River Resources’ Thalanga Zinc Project consists of the Thalanga Mill and base metal deposits at West 45, Far West, Waterloo, Orient and Liontown, located about 65km southwest of Charters Towers in central Queensland.
Production of metal concentrates at Thalanga Zinc Project recommenced in September 2017 after a five-year hiatus. Thalanga is producing zinc, copper and lead concentrates with off-take agreements in place with Glencore (copper) and Trafigura (zinc & lead) for three years.
The Thalanga Mill has 650ktpa capacity, with current utilisation at 325ktpa, so opportunity exists to process additional tonnage at incremental processing costs. Red River is keen to take advantage of high cyclical zinc prices and historically low zinc concentrate treatment charges.
Exploration is underway across the Company’s landholding to add to this portfolio.
To ‘find more ore’, Red River is focused on:
- Defining additional resources at the current development projects (West 45, Thalanga Far West and Waterloo)
- Converting advanced projects (Liontown and Orient) into mineable tonnes and incorporated into the mine plan
- Optimising the cut-off grade at current development projects; and
- Exploring its highly prospective ground holding within the Mt Windsor volcanic belt to find the next generation of base metal deposits.