Image Resources NL Stock Market Press Releases and Company Profile

Perth, Dec 18, 2008 AEST (ABN Newswire) - Image Resource NL (ASX:IMA)(PINK:IMREF) is pleased to announce a new joint venture on a 107sq km tenement (E70/2742) with unlisted Derby Mines Pty Ltd, increasing its tenement holdings in the North Perth Basin to approximately 2,330sq km.

The joint venture tenement is strategically located on the productive Gingin Scarp between Iluka's (ASX:ILU) operating Gingin mine and the Bullsbrook heavy mineral (HM) deposit. The Gingin Scarp is a major feature of the Perth Basin, reflecting an extensive paleo coastline known to host major HM deposits such as Eneabba and those at Capel.

Significantly, the joint venture tenement is believed to host potentially economic mineralisation at the Muchea HM deposit where previous work outlined a mineralised zone with dimensions of 100m x 1,500m and a depth of 10m, reported to contain 2.25 million tonnes averaging 8.5%HM (Westralian Sands Limited Technical Report TR-99/21 March 1999). Image has yet to verify these estimates but is most encouraged by the potential of the area.

Image is planning geophysical surveys to define the extent of the mineralisation and other targets within this prospective Gingin shoreline. Also of significance is the close proximity of the large Tiwest operation at Chandala, comprising a dry separation plant and a synthetic rutile plant.

Image now has five projects in the vicinity including Chandala E70/2742, Gingin E70/3032, McKinley E70/3033, Bootine E70/3192 and Bryalana E70/3494. A drilling programme has commenced at Gingin and is planned to continue in the New Year.

Under the terms of the agreement Image has the right to earn an 80% interest in the joint venture tenement by expenditure of A$350,000 within a six year period, subject to completing certain access agreements. Discussions with landowners regarding access is underway.

The outlook for heavy minerals remains positive with expected price increases for both zircon and high grade titanium products in the short to medium term, due to supply not keeping pace with the demand (TZMI conference, Singapore, November 2008).

About Image Resources NL

Image Resources Ltd ASX:IMAImage Resources NL (ASX:IMA) is a mineral sands focused mining company operating an open-cut mine and ore processing facility at its 100%-owned, high-grade, zircon-rich Boonanarring Project, located 80km north of Perth in the infrastructure rich North Perth Basin.

Boonanarring is arguably one of the highest grade, zircon-rich mineral sands projects in Australia. Construction and project commissioning were completed on-time and on-budget in 2018. Production commenced in December 2018 and HMC production ramped-up to exceed name-plate capacity in only the second month of operation. The Company achieved profitability in Q1 2019 and was cashflow positive in Q2 2019 and is now at steady state production. 


George Sakalidis
Managing Director
Phone: (08) 9485 2410
Mob: 0411 640 337

Roger Thomson
Executive Director
Phone: (08) 9485 2410
Mob: 0419 969 183

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