Reward slashes transport and logistic imposts

REWARD Minerals has identified an almost 20% reduction in trucking costs since it completed its promising prefeasibility study in April as the company looks to dramatically improve the economics for its promising Western Australian potash proposal.

The costs of moving its sulphate of potash product from the A$450 million LD project at Lake Disappointment some 850km to the port for export make up almost 35% of operating costs.
 
Reward has called its PFS "class-leading", and both "both highly detailed and conservative", and had promised to improve capital and operating costs and operating parameters to enhance the promising project's viability even further. 
 
The company conducted a massive drone survey of the existing tracks that connect the plant location to the blacktop, will take the product some 511km of the journey.
 
That leaves almost 250km of tracks to be improved, so the 15 95-t quad side tipper trucks needed per day at full ...