Artemis Resources has been granted approvals for processing of a 4500-tonne bulk sample from its Radio Hill plant south of Karratha, Western Australia.
Final permissions from two important bodies, the WA Department of Water and Environmental Regulation and WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, have also been received. (In December 2017, Artemis’ Radio Hill plant secured $6 million in funds from Riverfort Global to cover refurbishment costs.)
Artemis is employing a contract company for crushing of materials trucked from bulk sampling sites to the Radio Hill mill, which will be processed to determine the overall grams per tonne (g/t) of gold.
Earlier this month, Artemis also teamed up with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) for investigation of the company’s gold mineralisation in Karratha.
David Lenigas, Artemis’s executive chairman, said he was pleased with the progress on Radio Hill, calling it “a priority project” for Artemis, and target areas are now being prioritised at Karratha by Artemis’s technical team to identify an order for processing.
“Our technical teams are now in the process of prioritising areas for bulk sampling of conglomerates from Artemis’s tenement package,” he said.
“Artemis believes that processing large samples of the gold-bearing conglomerates is the most reliable method of determining estimated gold grades.”