Aus Tin Mining is an ASX-listed explorer with a focus on developing tin and nickel-cobalt mineral deposits. The Company’s flagship project is the Taronga Tin Project located in northern New South Wales. Aus Tin Mining also hold adjacent exploration tenements which are prospective for tin, base and precious metals as well as nickel-sulphide tenements in Tasmania. Since August 2016, the company has been a tin producer, having started pilot-scale reprocessing of ore stockpiles at its Granville tin project, also in Tasmania.
The Taronga Tin Project
The wholly owned Taronga Tin Project is located near Emmaville, in northern New South Wales, Australia. Over 88,000 tonnes of tin has been produced from the Emmaville tin field since the 1870s, over which the company holds 500 km2 of exploration licences. In April 2014 the company completed a JORC (2012) compliant Pre-Feasibility Study demonstrating how two zones of mineralisation would be mined by open cut methods and processed using gravity and flotation separation methods. In 2015 the Company announced it would commence a Stage 1 Development comprising a A$ 2.5 million, 340,000 t trial mine within the Northern Zone Ore Reserves and pilot processing plant. The company acquired a Mining License for the trial pit in 2018 and hopes to begin operations by 2019.
The Granville Tin Project
The Granville Tin Project is located approximately 20km north of the historic mining town Zeehan on the west coast of Tasmania. The Company began producing tin concentrate on a small-scale basis in 2016. However, since then, the Project has been approved for Level 2 operations, featuring an open cut pit (Granville East), tailings dam and a processing plant. Aus Tin Mining were permitted to resume mining at the Granville East site in April 2018, which coincided with an increase to its annual processing rights to some 40,000 tonnes. Mining at Granville East commenced in February 2019. The transition to Level 2 operations is projected to result in an increase in tin-in-concentrate output to 550 tpa.