Welcome to King Island Scheelite
King Island is the most western large island in the Bass Strait, located between Victoria and Tasmania. The Dolphin Project is situated on the south east coast of the island, near the mining town of Grassy.
The Dolphin Tungsten Mine operated between 1917 and 1992, when it was closed due to extremely low tungsten prices, rather than a lack of reserves.
Over the last few years, KIS has concentrated on optimising a redevelopment strategy for the Dolphin Tungsten Project, which contains a JORC 2012 compliant Mineral Reserves of 3.14Mt at a grade of 0.73% WO3 (at 0.2% cut-off).
Mineral Resources, including the Mineral Reserves, total 9.6Mt at a grade of 0.90% WO3 (at 0.2% cut-off).
The current development plan envisages an 8-year open cut mine producing a concentrate for supply into the Ammonium Paratungstate market.