Total inferred resources of 23.4 million tonnes Attapulgite clay
Inferred Global Resource of 23.4 million tonnes, of which 9.4 million tonnes are High Grade:
5.87 million tonnes of the Inferred Global Resource of attapulgite; and
2.98 million tonnes of High Grade Attapulgite are indicated;
based on Terra Search Pty Ltd 2008 aircore drilling program and resource estimated.
The Attapulgite clay mining leases collectively cover approximately 2,681 ha in total.
Lake Nerramyne, Western Australia
Lake Nerramyne is located on the margins of the Yilgarn Craton. The Draling Fault passes a few kilometres west of the Lake Nerramyne Attapulgite clay project.
The Attapulgite deposit at Lake Nerramyne occurs along the eastern margin of the playa, extending beneath dune, alluvial and silcrete surface induration, which are only a few metres thick.
Loose bulk density
Attapulgite clay extracted from the Lake Nerramyne Project deposit has a low density. The loose bulk density is determined with crushed and graded product, more suited to practical measurement than the actual mineral density.