Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources, the Hon. Ashneel Sudhakar commissioned the Lion One Limited’s new world class Geochemical Assay and Metallurgical Laboratory in Nadi at the Lion One Fiji Limited Fiji Head Office, on the 13th of December, 2019.
The assay laboratory will service the Company’s exploration, resource definition, and development activities on its 100% owned and fully permitted Tuvatu gold project and surrounding exploration tenements.
Minister Sudhakar said presently, gold and nine other potentially commercial elements are being analyzed; however the lab has the ability to analyze a range of 36 different elements.
“Lion One has spent about $4 million (FJD) to bring this world class facility to Fiji and has made a longstanding commitment to Fiji via the exploration and development of the Tuvatu project,” he said.
Hon. Minister said that this lab will also benefit the third party analysis as well.
Hon. Minister Sudhakar also officially handed over the Navilawa Special Prospecting License document (SPL1512) to Mr. Mann and Lion One Limited.
The Managing Director Lion One – Metals, Mr. Stephen Mann, commended the Fijian Government for its continuous support and facilitation since its inception.