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Prior to joining Sirius, Watling was chief executive of African Minerals where he developed the Tonkolili project – a fully integrated iron ore mining and infrastructure project in Sierra Leone now in production. He has also held a number of senior leadership positions with Rio Tinto and Fortescue Metals Group.
“The York Potash Project is the most important and exciting mining development in the UK and comes at a time when the region is in genuine need of economic stimulation…[I] feel very confident that we will deliver this project into production as fast as possible,” Watling said.
York Potash is Sirius’ main development asset and the project targets Polyhalite as a source of sulphate of potash and potassium chloride as a source of muriate potash. The project spans 661km2 of mineral rights agreements and has an NI 43-101 compliant mineral resource estimate of 1,350 million tonnes (Mt) of 88.7 per cent polyhalite within an area representing only 2 per cent of the revised project area with a high grade mineralistaion within inferred resource of 940Mt of 94 per cent polyhalite, according to the company.
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