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 easily accessible.
Ore from the Broadview and True Fissure stockpiles is proposed to be extracted and processed in the Gekko plant where it will be crushed, processed in an InLine Pressure jig, and bagged for transport offsite.
Extensive testing by Taranis has shown that virtually all of the minerals of economic value occur in rock of very high specific gravity. Material of lower specific gravity will be stockpiled onsite.
This process affords the unique ability to upgrade the ore directly onsite using a mechanical process, and allow the ore to be transported for great distances where it can be further upgraded and smelted.