Apollo Minerals Limited is a responsible mining company developing the Couflens Project in France which includes the historical Salau tungsten mine. The focus of the company is the potential restart of the Salau tungsten mine and the exploration of numerous tungsten and gold targets across the wider region.
The Salau mine was one of the world’s highest-grade tungsten mines, with an average operating grade of 1.5% WO3 during its 15 years of operation. The mine closed in 1986 when tungsten prices were significantly lower than today. The deposit remains open at depth, with potential gold upside.
The Company has digitised a significant database of historical mine information including assay results and logs from more than 1,000 drill holes, allowing the company to construct detailed 3D models and rapidly advance its understanding of the resource and mine.
The available historical information, combined with the Company’s own work, has demonstrated the presence of high grades of gold inside the mine, at surface and in the tailings from former operations.
Work undertaken in recent years has demonstrated that the gold contained in the Salau deposit has potentially been largely underestimated and that the nature of the gold mineralisation had previously not been fully understood.
Extensive drilling and channel sampling programs are planned to confirm historical information, to test for extensions of known areas of tungsten and gold mineralisation and to allow for the publication of resource estimates for tungsten and gold in compliance with the JORC Code.
Apollo Minerals is developing its Projects in accordance with the highest standards of environmental, social, health and safety, and economic management. All work programs are carried out with a strong commitment to both sustainable development and proactive stakeholder engagement as the Company seeks to develop and maintain positive relationships with its host communities and stakeholders.
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