Galena’s recently completed scoping study at Abra has confirmed as an economically and technically robust opportunity with potential to become a long-life, high-margin base metals mine.
“Galena as a company is very focused on starting the development of the Abra project in 2019,” Molyneux says.
He continues, “There’s a lot happening in the second half of 2018 to lead you into that. The first thing is, as we said, we’re immediately moving the scoping study into a pre-feasibility study, so the company will declare reserves, we’ll put a lot more information out around the economics of the project.
“At the same time there is the infill drilling program continuing, so there’s going to be more drilling results … that will lead into a revised resource. There’s work also going on with respect to offtakes, logistics contracts, all those kinds of practical pieces of work that happen as you go into the development phase.”