Prior to its closure in 1986, Salau was one of the highest grade tungsten mines in the world, with an average recorded life-of-mine production grade of circa 1.5% tungsten trioxide. The mine is reported to have produced 0.93 million tonnes of ore to yield circa 11,500 tonnes of tungsten trioxide in concentrate. Production grades of up to 2.48% tungsten trioxide were recorded in the latter years of mining Variscan considers that Salau has very good potential to be brought back into production within a short time frame.
Apollo Minerals has signed an agreement to purchase an additional 20% interest in the Couflens project in southern France via the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Variscan France, thereby enabling the company to have complete ownership of the project. Apollo’s recent field campaigns in the project area have determined the presence of widespread tungsten and high-grade gold reserves. The Read more