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96Mt Maiden Inferred (Jorc 2012) Combined Mineral Resource Estimate


  • Maiden Inferred (JORC 2012) Mineral Resource Estimate for the Company’s multicommodity Rare Earth Elements (REE) + kaolin/halloysite project, comprising;

    • 36Mt at 1,356ppm Total Rare Earth Oxides (TREO) of Rare Earth bearing material (using 400ppm TREO cut-off) within the -45µm size fraction, contained within the global resource

      • This equates to 20,000t of combined TREO products

  • An estimated global inferred resource of 96Mt @ ISO-B 80 (using an ISOBrightness (ISO-B) cut-off of 70) of kaolinite/halloysite bearing material, comprising

    • 51Mt @ ISO-B 83 of ultra bright white kaolinite/halloysite (>80 ISOB) bearing material and;

    • 29Mt @ ISO-B 78 of bright white kaolinite/halloysite (>75<80 ISO-B) bearing material and,

    • 16Mt @ ISO-B 73 of white kaolinite/halloysite (>70<75 ISO-B) bearing material

      • This equates to 36.9Mt of kaolin product & 2.1Mt of halloysite product

  • Resource is within less than 5% of Ragusa’s 100% owned tenure with significant resource expansion upside potential

  • The Burracoppin Project has multi-commodity development potential with REE product + kaolin/halloysite (compared to stand-alone REE projects)

Ragusa Minerals Limited (ASX: RAS) (“Ragusa” or “Company”) is pleased to advise that it has completed its maiden mineral resource estimate (JORC 2012) at the Company’s 100% owned multi-commodity REE and kaolinite/halloysite Burracoppin Project in Western Australia.

A maiden 96Mt at 80 ISO-B inferred kaolinite/halloysite resource has been defined at the project using an ISO-B cutoff of 70, which includes 36Mt at 1,356ppm TREO (using a 400ppm cut-off). Refer Table 1 for REO resource details and Table 2 for global kaolinite/halloysite resource details.

Ragusa Chair, Jerko Zuvela said “The Company is very excited to have completed its maiden JORC 2012 inferred Mineral Resource Estimate at our 100% owned Burracoppin Project – a true multi-commodity development opportunity for highly valued and strategic critical minerals, including TREO/Rare Earth Elements (REE) and kaolin/halloysite. The shallow and high-grade REE mineralisation alongside the kaolinite and halloysite is very exciting and adds significant potential to the project.”


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