Orion gearing up at Prieska

ORION Minerals will ramp up activity at its promising Prieska VMS project ahead of a decision to mine before the end of the year.

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The company had been focused on the Fraser Range, but like many juniors, found it hard to get the funding required to explore in an emerging belt.

It was looking for a new project in 2015 when it secured the Prieska zinc-copper project, a historical producer in South Africa that had sat dormant for many years.

It was part of a broader land package of 1790sq.km and marked the first time the region had been consolidated under a single owner.

Prieska is one of the world’s top 30 volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits.

The mine operated from 1971 until 1991, milling 46.8 million tonnes of ore to produce around 430,000 tonnes of copper and 1Mt of zinc in a clean concentrate.