Dolphin Project

Project Details

The King Island Scheelite project is near the town of Grassy, on the south east coast of King Island, the most western large island in Bass Strait.

Location

The King Island Scheelite project is near the town of Grassy, on the south east coast of King Island, the most western large island in Bass Strait

Environmental

King Island Scheelite is committed to developing the Dolphin project in a way that has the least impact on the environment.

Community

The Dolphin Project is committed to working with the local community on King Island. We recognise that the mine will play a large part in the economic, environmental and social development of the island.

History

The deposit was first discovered in 1911 when a prospector named Tom Farrell searched the area for tin. He soon realised that the outcropping mineralisation found near the beach was in fact scheelite, and that a significant deposit existed under shallow sand cover.

Exploration

Scheelite within the Dolphin mining area occurs within carbonate-rich Mine Series rocks in close proximity to the Grassy Granite and against controlling faults.