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Icon Resources progresses drilling, appoints new manager at Mt Carbine

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Icon Resources (ASX: III) has appointed a new project manager at the company’s Mt Carbine tungsten mine in North Queensland and updated progress on its drilling programmes.

Ian Sheffield-Parker, a mining and processing engineer with more than 20 years experience has commenced as project manager for the Mt Carbine project.

John Bishop, managing director, said “Ian’s expertise will add significantly to Icon’s inhouse capabilities."

"In the short-term, his appointment will ensure the timely progress of Mt Carbine towards development as well as assisting in the evaluation and progress of Icon’s ongoing and future projects."

The company said one of Sheffield-Parker’s first tasks will be to oversee the bulk testing of the Mt Carbine stockpiles with latest-generation ore-sorters.

"If these tests are positive, then we anticipate that the extensive waste and reject dumps will be profitable to re-treat, in which case Mt Carbine should come into production much sooner, at a much lower capital cost," Bishop added.

The drilling program at Mt Carbine is ongoing and continues to extend the mineralisation beyond the known resource.

Bulk ore-sorter testing of Run-of Mine ore, mineralised waste and ore sorter reject stockpiles at Mt Carbine is scheduled to start in late June.

In addition, EPMs 14871 and 14872 surrounding and adjacent to Mt Carbine are in the process of being assigned to Icon’s wholly owned subsidiary, Tungsten Resources Pty Ltd, the holding
company for Mt Carbine.

Icon also said drilling at the Peel Fault Gold Project in north east NSW is proceeding well with the first hole currently at 330m having intersected extensive alteration with visible sulphide mineralisation.

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