The Thor deposit has had two previous periods of mining (early 1900's and early 1920's), and during both periods of mining ore was stockpiled at several locations on the property where it is readily accessible.
Ore from the Broadview and True Fissure stockpiles is proposed under the existing JEMA to be extracted and processed in a Gekko InLine Pressure jig ("IPJ") plant where it will be crushed, separated using the IPJ, and bagged for transport offsite.
Metallurgical testing by Taranis has shown that virtually all of the minerals of economic value occur in minerals of very high specific gravity. Conversely, waste materials have a much lower specific gravity. The materials will be sorted onsite and pre-concentrate can be shipped offsite for further upgrading, and waste can be separated and stored on site in Coarse Reject Stockpiles.
This process affords the unique ability to upgrade the ore directly onsite using an environmentally friendly mechanical process, and allow the ore to be transported for great distances where it can be further upgraded and smelted.