Ventnor Resources Ltd (ASX:VRX) managing director Bruce Maluish explains to Proactive Investors the applications and markets for silica sands, particularly around Asia. The company's Muchea and Arrowsmith silica sand projects in Western Australia, "each produce subtly different products that go into different markets."
The company today announced a maiden mineral resource of 191 million tonnes at 99.6% silicon dioxide for the Muchea Silica Sand Project. Metallurgical test work has confirmed the potential for an ultra high-quality product of over 99.9% purity. More deeper drilling is expected to significantly increase the resource.