More power to Tungsten Mine on King Island Tasmania! 📣
The Group 6 Metals Company has awarded a $49 million contract to begin the project, from the design through to everything in place on the island to start operations, is now fully financial for the redevelopment of the Dolphin Tungsten project, King Island.
The King Island mine which closed late in the 1980s, will again host one of the highest grade tungsten deposits, of significant size, in the Western World.
Of all metals in their purest form, tungsten has the highest tensile strength of any pure metal and the highest melting point (3422°C). Because of its high melting temperature, tungsten can increase the melting temperature of steel.
The high hardness of tungsten can also increase the wear resistance of steel and can also improve the corrosion resistance of steel. Tungsten is the stronger than Titanium and it's more scratch-resistant. Tungsten, can only be scratched by a metal, or a material, of equal quality - diamonds.
A recommendation from the Tasmanian Development Board, funding of $2 million, from the Government, allocated to fund Hydro Tasmania with the cost of upgrading the existing infrastructure on King Island to supply power to the mine.
Minister for State Growth, Roger Jaensch, “The Tasmanian Liberal Government supports and promotes investment in our regional areas, and there is a significant economic growth opportunity in this project for King Island and the State.
The creation of up to 90 full-time equivalent jobs during construction and about 65 ongoing full-time equivalent jobs would be welcome on King Island,” said Mr Jaensch MP.
Source Tasmanian Liberal Government Website. Photo Heidi Weitjens King Island Distillery Tasmania.