Perpetual Resources Ltd
(ASX: PEC, Perpetual)
Focussed explorer of silica sands, striving to produce high purity silica for domestic and international markets.
Perpetual’s flagship asset, the Beharra Project is located 300km north of Perth and is 96km south of the port town of Geraldton in Western Australia. Access to the Project from Geraldton (to the north) and Perth (to the South) is via the sealed Brand Highway, thence the Mt Adams unsealed road providing access to the centre of the tenure.
The port of Geraldton is utilised as a bulk materials handling facility and is currently utilised for the export of bulk materials, minerals and concentrates. Grains, copper concentrates, zinc concentrates, nickel concentrates, mineral sands, talc and iron ore are currently being exported from the port. Extensive heavy mineral sands mining occurs to the south of the Project area, lime sands mining to the west and natural gas production to the south of the Project.
Recent auger drilling has confirmed the presence of extensive, high purity silica sands. Permitting is presently underway to facilitate an extensive drill out of this target. Metallurgical beneficiation test work has confirmed that the Beharra silica can be upgraded to meet the specifications for utilisation in glass manufacturing industries.