Talga Secures Trial Mining Permit for Vittangi Graphite Project

- April 2nd, 2015

Talga Resources Ltd. (ASX:TLG) announced that it has gained approval for a test mining program at its Vittangi graphite project, located in Northern Sweden.

Talga Resources Ltd. (ASX:TLG) announced that it has gained approval for a test mining program at its Vittangi graphite project, located in Northern Sweden.

As quoted in the press release:

The test mining permit, issued by the Environmental Review Commission within the Norrbotten County Administration Board (‘CAB’), is valid until 30th September 2018 and covers the removal of 2,000m3 (approximately 5,000 tonnes) of graphite ore within a specified part of the Nunasvaara resource1 area adjacent to previous quarrying.

Talga can now begin preparations for site works, contractor selection, equipment mobilisation / access and all other ancillary works to enable the extraction program. The Company aims to commence mining in June 2015 and it anticipates the program will be complete before the end of September 2015.

Similar to a quarrying operation, Talga’s test mining process will remove sawn blocks of raw graphite ore that will be trucked approximately 20km to the nearby rail siding, before train transport to central Germany for storage/ processing at Talga’s soon to be constructed locked cycle graphene demonstration plant. It is intended that large graphite and graphene test samples will be produced in Germany from test mine feedstock from the fourth quarter of this calendar year.

Mark Thompson, managing director at Talga, commented:

We are very pleased to secure the trial mining permit. This represents a significant milestone as we prepare for our demonstration plant construction and it is encouraging that the permit conditions are industry standard and very much in line with our expectations. Vittangi has a historic pit that we will operate from and ultimately the test mining will allow us to rehabilitate what is essentially a degraded site. Additionally the trial of techniques and processing will provide information towards the optimal approach for potential full scale development.

Click here to read the full Talga Resources Ltd. (ASX:TLG) press release.

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