Treliver Farm was discovered by Billiton Exploration (UK) Ltd in 1982 following a regional stream sediment and soil sampling survey. Billiton partially drilled the property but walked away from tin exploration after a calamitous drop in tin prices associated with the collapse of the International Tin Council in 1985.
Treliver has drilled 6,000m in 58 holes along 700m of strike and has defined a JORC compliant inferred resource estimate of 4.5Mt @ 0.15% Sn in the top 100m for 6,700 mt contained tin.
Mineralization starts from surface and is open-pittable in structures within calc-silicate horizons, typically 30m to 50m wide. A higher grade core is often encountered with a best intercept of 18m @ 0.95% from 47m. Soil geochemical anomalies are indicative of an overall strike length of up to 1,500m. The orebody is heavily weathered and is mainly free digging with minimal drill-and-blast likely to be required. Tin occurs only as relatively coarse cassiterite amenable to simple gravity extraction techniques. The source granite is known to be at +450m depth and there is very good potential for feeder structures to exist to this depth and beyond.
The site is served by exceptional infrastructure - water, major road, rail, power station, regional airport and skilled workforce are all visible from the site. Treliver Farm is approximately 1 mile from the very large kaolin mining operations of Imerys. Synergies may exist with the potential for waste and tailings disposal in an old disused china clay pit.