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Taronga confirmatory drilling validates historic mineralisation

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Global Mining Review,

First Tin, a tin development company with advanced, low capex projects in Germany and Australia, is pleased to announce that all confirmatory drilling at its Taronga tin project in Australia is now complete and that the results from the programme confirm both the widths and grades of mineralisation previously reported by Newmont between 1979 and 1982.

Taronga is First Tin’s 100% owned Australian subsidiary, Taronga Mines Pty Ltd (TMPL).


  • Twin diamond drilling: 1657.5 m in 14 drillholes.
  • Twin RC drilling: 664 m in 6 drillholes.
  • First Tin can now use the significant database of historical Newmont data, in combination with the findings from its extension and infill drilling, to deliver an updated resource estimate for inclusion in the Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS).

In total, 11 of Newmont’s diamond drillholes were twinned by First Tin diamond drillholes, two of Newmont’s percussion drillholes were twinned by First Tin diamond drillholes and 5 of Newmont’s percussion drillholes were twinned by First Tin RC drillholes. Two drillholes were abandoned due to difficult drilling conditions.

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