Mine approval could bring jobs for region
THERE could be a jobs boon for the region in coming months, with Moreton Resources Limited granted a mining lease to begin work on the Granite Belt Project.
MRV Metals Pty Ltd, a fully owned subsidiary of the ASX-listed Moreton Resources Limited, yesterday announced it had secured the lease to develop a mining precinct that would look to advance silver, copper, zinc and gold metals in a location just outside Texas.
MRV Metals managing director Jason Elks said operations were scheduled to be in full flight by
The former failed Alcyone Resources business had previously mined the Twin Hills site but abandoned established infrastructure and stockpiles of ore that are yet to be processed.
Mr Elks said it was a significant advancement to move into operations after three years of hard work.
“All of our test work and trials to date indicate these assets are highly prospective and the upside we feel is significant,” he said.
“One of the most rewarding positions this grant has put us in is the ability to seek to employ a raft of local and regional staff,” Mr Elks said.
“MRV Metals will be seeking to hire local and utilise local infrastructure and services wherever possible.
“More than 60% of our current staffing have all been recruited from the local area.
“This will continue to be our trend.”