Woodlawn Zinc-Copper Project
The Woodlawn Zinc-Copper Project is based at the former Woodlawn Mine site located 30 kilometres south of Goulburn and 220 kilometres southwest of Sydney, and comprises two significant poly-metallic resource-based assets; the Woodlawn Underground Project (WUP) and the Woodlawn Tailings Retreatment Project (WRP).
Woodlawn Zinc Underground
Woodlawn Underground 2012/13 drilling intersected new high grade lenses & extensions to existing lenses, core opposite assayed 3.66% Cu, 3.71% Pb, 11.72% Zn
Discovering & developing world class ore bodies
With 100% ownership of one of the world’s largest undeveloped nickel laterites, excellent exploration projects, low overheads and $33.6M cash, $3.1M in listed equity, and a convertible note $1.3M, Heron represents enormous medium to long‐term value.
Excellent exploration portfolio
Heron continues to add to its 100% owned exploration portfolio, through targeted Copper-Gold tenement applications in premium exploration belts in Australia- Lachlan Fold Belt NSW and Cloncurry NW Queensland, and well funded exploration at Nickel-Copper-PGM sulphide projects and Gold projects in WA.
Heron has had 16 years of sustained Shareholder value creation, and through divestment of former exploration projects, has resulted in its current strong cash position of $33.6M.
Heron entered into an exclusive arrangement with Simulus to co-fund the development of its reagent recovery technology. The aim is to pursue development of this promising technology with a particular focus on realising the considerable value which is locked up within the KNP and to move quickly and relatively inexpensively to substantiate the potential savings in KNP capital and operating expenditure with the aim of facilitating an earlier development of the Kalgoorlie Nickel Project.
Heron welcomes new Director to the Board
Heron welcomes Borden Putnam III to the Board, click here for more about Borden
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Woodlawn Zinc-Copper Project
Since the Heron-TriAusMin merger in August 2014, Heron's strategic focus has been on advancing the Woodlawn Underground Project (WUP) toward a production decision, enhancing the value of the Woodlawn Tailings Retreatment Project (WRP), and on completing a bankable feasibility study (BFS) involving a combined WRP+ WUP development program.
Currently Heron is conducting a 2014 drill program at Woodlawn Zinc-Copper Project. The initial drillholes and assay received confirm the high-grade tenor of the Kate Lens mineralisation.
Kalgoorlie Nickel Project
The total combined nickel laterite resource base of the Kalgoorlie Nickel Project (KNP) is updated to an estimate of 795.6 million tonnes grading approximately 0.70% nickel and 0.048% cobalt (approximately 5.6 million tonnes of contained nickel metal, 0.38 million tonnes of contained cobalt metal) (see announcement 21 Oct 2013)
These resources form the basis of ongoing metallurgical and mining studies, including the Simulus and Direct Nickel research projects, which aim to significantly reduce the capital and operating cost of processing KNP nickel laterite mineralisation. To this end Heron entered an exclusive partnership with Simulus December 13.
Potential to produce 37,000 tpa nickel in intermediate product over a 35 year mine life.
Drilling ongoing at Woodlawn Zinc-Copper Project
2014 Annual Report
2014 has been a “step-change” year for Heron Resources with the completion of its merger with TriAusMin on 5 August 2014. The merger transaction brought together Heron’s cash balance of $32.9 million as at 30 June 2014, with TriAusMin’s pipeline of high quality base metal assets featuring the Woodlawn Zinc-Copper Project in southern New South Wales. This is an excellent outcome for both sets of shareholders.
For full details of Heron's work during the 2014 year and on the Woodlawn Zinc-Copper project please see link below to the 2014 Annual Report: