Sandy Ridge Kaolin - Product Specification

SR04 Coarse Kaolin for Paint Applications

Tellus Holdings Ltd’s (Tellus) kaolin clay will be mined from the up to 36m thick, 20 million year old, Sandy Ridge kaolinite clay bed, some 9 metres below the semi-desert of Western Australia. This is a high brightness hydrous kaolin clay, produced by chemical-free wet refining methods and is highly suitable for applications in paint.

The following data is preliminary and is for information only. It does not constitute a contractual specification.

Product FormValue
Moisture Content1% by weight
Packaging750 kg bulk-bags
Potential Production Capacity12,000 to 40,000 tonnes per year
+45 microns retention (max)0.05% w/w
< 10 microns82% w/w
< 2 microns41% w/w
Optical (unfired)
Brightness (ISO)83 to 85%
Yellowness (ECC)5.5
L, a, b (typ)95.0, 0.31, 3.73
Oil Absorption56g/100g
Water Soluble Salts700 to 800 ppm
Soluble Sulphate50 ppm

Sandy Ridge Project - From Exploration to Product Specification Sheet

First drilling program 1,864m
2nd program - 43 aircore drill, 7 geotechnical holes, 84 bulk sampling air core holes
Quality assessment and quality control - 915 samples
JORC Resource*1 (41.3 Million tonnes = 1,475 year mine life)
Simple kaolin bulk sample benefaction pilot
40 tonnes kaolin clay refined to 12 tonnes product
Ceramic clay
Kaolin samples – 12 tonnes