Exploration shaft

The new exposure of a deposit is connected to high investment costs.

Particularly the conception of a suitable and, at the same time, economically working ore processing must be handled with the greatest attention.

An exploration drilling has to be done in order to design a statistically meaningful dressing cycle.
The exploration drilling – a shaft with an inside diameter of 3.0 m and a depth of 175 m – was integrated into the orientation concept for the deposit. Later, this shaft will serve as a ventilation shaft and second escape route.

The exploration drilling is about 600 m in the north-east of the premises (F).


  • Extraction of approx. 3,000 tons of tungsten from deposit 4.
  • Construction of a pilot dressing plant.
  • Simulation of the future dressing process.
  • Foundation for the development of a big dressing plant in view to a regular operation of the mine.
  • Basis of the bankable feasibility study.
3D-graphics in the area of the exploration drilling comprising the former exploratory drifts (red, green) and of an ore body of deposit 4.All in all, there are approx. 8,000 galleries.

About SME AG

Saxony Minerals & Exploration AG – SME AG is a stock company that obtained the mining rights and permit to extract the mineral resources tungsten, tin, indium, and other metals.


Saxony Minerals & Exploration AG - SME AG
Schwarze Kiefern 2
09633 Halsbrücke, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)3731 369 474
Fax: +49 (0)3731 369 472
E-mail: unternehmensanleihe@smeag.de
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