Stockhead: Stellar could be sitting on a monster deposit at Heemskirk

Special Report: With some of Australia’s best assets, Stellar Resources (ASX:SRZ) is well
placed to take advantage of tin’s resurgence.

Right now, tin is the glue that holds things together.
Tin production is mainly used as a solder component for electronic circuit boards and
microchips, which accounts for about half of its global consumption.
But it could become so much more…….

Stellar could be sitting on a monster deposit at Heemskirk as global tin stocks dwindle

Tin The Forgotten EV Metal

The main focus for tin is in the positive anode electrode of lithium ion batteries, usually made today
from graphite on a copper foil. Next generation products are already adding silicon into the graphite
to increase capacity. Some will probably use tin, either as an alternative or in addition to enhance
silicon performance. For example, China’s largest electric vehicle producer, BYD, recently patented
a tin-cobalt-carbon technology for anodes”

International Tin Association article published by Australian Resource Investment

Top 10 Refined Tin Producers – 2016

The top 10 global producers of refined tin showed a 2.4% reduction in aggregate production in 2016 to 218,165t according to the International Tin Research Institute (ITRI). Their share of the global market also declined marginally from 67% in 2015 to 65% in 2016. The top 4 Chinese producers account for just over 50% of top 10 production and managed a 1% increase in 2016 with the help of imports from Myanmar covering a decline in domestic raw material supply.



Heemskirk Tin Ore Sorting Update

Stellar Resources Limited (ASX: SRZ, “Stellar” or the “Company”) is pleased to advise that it has completed an initial X-ray sorting test program using drill core from the Severn and Lower Queen Hill tin deposits.

TOMRA advised in its test report that sorting using a full size TOMRA COM XRT machine was “able to identify and separate high density tin bearing particles from waste. Different machine settings were used for each of the feed materials and both sets of samples showed significant amenability to upgrading the tin concentration.”

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