Citation

Nye, P.B., 1942. Preliminary report on the King Island scheelite mine (with special reference to proposed boring campaign). Record  1942/024A. Department of Supply and Development: Mineral Resources Survey, Canberra.

Abstract

This report is written in advance of the main report in order that a drilling campaign to test the scheelite deposits can be considered immediately. The descriptions are necessarily brief and moreover the report is not accompanied by the full set of plates which will accompany the main report. Present values suggest that the scheelite deposits could be worked on a much larger scale than the present one. The King Island scheelite mines have been operated during two periods, the first being between 1917 and 1920, and the second from 1938 to date. During the first period 67,710 tons of ore were treated for a production of 589 tons of scheelite concentrate, the average yield of concentrate being 0.87 per cent. During the second period 98,305 tons of ore were treated for a production of 627 tons of scheelite concentrate, the average yield on concentrate being 0.64 per cent. In addition and during the latter period 41,260 tons of tailings were re-treated for a production of 52 tons of scheelite concentrate, the average yield being 0.12 per cent. The mine is being worked at present and some 30,000 tons of ore are treated annually for a recovery of 200 tons of scheelite concentrate.
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