The Woodlawn Zinc-Copper Projects is based around the old Woodlawn mine site which is located some 30 kilometres south of Goulburn and 200 kilometres south-west of Sydney.
From 1978 to 1998, approximately 13.8 million tonnes of ore from open pit, underground and satellite deposits was processed at the site at a grade of 1.6% copper, 3.6% lead, 9.1% zinc, 74 g/t silver and 0.5 g/t gold. The mine was shut in March 1998 due to prevailing low metal prices and corporate debt issues.
In late 2006, Tri Origin reached agreement with Veolia Environmental Services (Veolia) and the administrators of Denehurst Ltd, the mine’s previous operator, for the transfer mining lease SML 20 to Tri Origin prior to or upon completion of a feasibility study.The Company believes that in the longer term, further synergies could exist between Veolia’s operations at the site and potential Tri Origin developments.
Woodlawn has the potential to sustain a long-life, profitable mining and processing operation, producing a range of base and precious metals.
Tri Origin is taking a long-term view of the region and has a controlling interest in over 60 kilometres of strike length of prospective Silurian rocks within a major zinc province in the Woodlawn District.