Australian diversified metals company Elementos Limited has announced the establishment of a collaborative R&D project to trial a high tech mapping system at its Cleveland tin-copper mine in northwest Tasmania.
Elementos said it will join with Australian geophysical services company, Geo9, from this month to evaluate the application of Geo9’s innovative geophysical mapping systems across the Cleveland site.
Geo9 has successfully applied its system to groundwater, energy exploration, dam seepage, liquid solution contamination and geotechnical applications, but the Cleveland trial will be a world-first in applying the innovative equipment for minerals exploration.
According to Elementos, the application of Geo9’s modern geophysical techniques at Cleveland will assist in identifying extension to the existing tin-copper mineralisation along strike and at depth, as well as in identifying the potential size of the tungsten porphyry system to depth and possible extensions to surface.
The company said the mapping system could also assist in identifying other resource opportunities in the area where it has previously identified high-grade lead-zinc-silver on surface, such as the historical Washington mine area.
“Elementos is delighted to collaborate with Geo9 on this cutting edge research and development project,” the company said in a statement to the ASX.