Centrex to Purchase Oxley Potash Project in Western Australia for AU$2.5 Million

- March 9th, 2015

Centrex Metals Ltd. (ASX:CXM) announced it has entered into a purchase agreement with Sheffield Resources to acquire the Oxley potash project in Western Australia for AU$2.5 million.

Centrex Metals Ltd. (ASX:CXM) announced it has entered into a purchase agreement with Sheffield Resources to acquire the Oxley potash project in Western Australia for AU$2.5 million.

Some highlights of the agreement include:

  • Centrex to acquire Oxley potash project in Western Australia for AU$2.5 million
  • Rare high potassium grade potash feldspar dominant microsyenite
  • Centrex to investigate processing routes for a vertically integrated operation producing high-value potassium products
  • Relatively thick, 32 kilometer long, outcropping and shallow dipping microsyenite means potential for scale and favourable mining costs
  • ideally located close to existing infrastructure including roads, rail, gas, power and 125 kilometers from Geraldton Port
  • Processing options review and bench scale testwork to commence upon completion

Ben Hammond, CEO of Centrex, commented:

The Oxley project has a number of synergies with Centrex’s existing bulk commodities business. The infrastructure scales, logistics distances and options are very similar to Wilgerup where we have a lot of existing knowledge. The main contaminant in the rock is iron which Centrex has significant mineral processing experience in removing, albiet from the opposing product perspective. This project represents a good strategic fit with both our business and our networks in China and India.

Click here to read the full Centrex Metals Ltd. (ASX:CXM) press release.

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