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Australian Silica Quartz Pty Ltd





Projects

High Grade Silica Sand Projects

ASQ has high grade silica sand projects in three areas; the Gingin Silica Sand Project located north of Perth and 80km north east of Fremantle / Kwinana Port, the Albany Silica Sand Project currently covering an area of 810km2 within 10-70km of the Port of Albany and the East Esperance Silica Sand Project covering an area of 500km2 and within 15-75km east of the Port of Esperance.

All three project areas contain historically reported naturally occurring high grade silica sand with historical exploration data available. The nature of the high grade sands contained within these individual projects each have their own individual characteristics, (purity, particle size and shape),  making potentially them suitable for a number of the different high grade silica sand markets.

 

Silica Sand and Hard Rock Quartz Project Areas

 

Hard Rock Quartz Projects

ASQ has six hard rock quartz projects, five of these are located in Western Australia and one in North Queensland. The projects are in locations with varying degrees of infrastructure to potentially allow for the development of a hard rock quartz program. Initial investigations and site visits show promising outcropping quartz structures.

 

Research and Development Projects

ASQ is currently undertaking research into the development of a process to produce high purity silica from its high grade silica sand in the Gingin project area. A small scale, high purity product with grades in excess of 99.95% silica is being targeted. German company ANZAPLAN and analytical chemists TSW have been engaged to provide technical expertise on this research.

ASQ has commenced a research project into the development of a process to produce high purity and ultra high purity quartz from hard rock quartz. The project work will be carried out alongside the silica sand purification process development with the assistance of the specialist technical consultants. Hard rock quartz with grades in excess of 99.99% is being targeted.