Far West is the down dip extension of the Thalanga West mineralisation, and is classified as volcanogenic-massive-sulphide (VHMS) style of mineralisation where copper, zinc, lead and silver mineralisation is found associated with a suite of sulphide minerals.

Diamond drilling has been completed over multiple drill campaigns since the early 1990s, and limited mining activities by RGC Thalanga Pty Ltd took place until the Thalanga mine was closed in 1998. Subsequent operators of the Thalanga mill disposed of tailings from the processing of Highway-Reward ore into the Thalanga underground development, preventing any use of this development.

Thalanga Far West hosts a JORC Code (2012) compliant Mineral Resource of 1,645kt grading 1.7% Cu, 2.0% Pb, 6.0% Zn, 0.2g/t Au and 53g/t Ag. The resource estimate was completed by Mining One Consultants in May 2016.

Red River is completing drilling at Far West, and has engaged Mining One Consultants to update the Far West Mineral Resource, generate a maiden Far West Ore Reserve and update the Far West mine design and production schedule.

Far West is planned to be the second mine developed by Red River as part of the Thalanga Zinc Project.

For further details of the Thalanga Far West resource and the supporting disclosures and appendices, refer to Thalanga Projects – Reserves & Resources and also to the Red River ASX release “Red River Increases Far West Mineral Resource by 42% of 1.6Mt @ 14.9% Zinc Equivalent” dated 16 May 2016.