Rathdowney's Project Olza consists of two contiguous concessions - Zawiercie and Rokitno - in the Upper Silesian Mining District of Poland.
The Upper Silesian Mining District is an area of world-class Mississippi Valley-type zinc-lead deposits. Mining has been underway in the district since the 12th century, producing some 16 million tonnes of zinc and 4 million tonnes of lead.
As a result of its history, the region has excellent established mining infrastructure, including power and rail facilities and skilled labour.
Rathdowney's main focus is its Olza zinc-lead-silver project located in the Upper Silesian Mining District of Poland. Historical drilling indicated the presence of extensive Mississippi Valley-Type zinc-lead deposits in the project-area, which has been confirmed as a result of Rathdowney's work.
Project Olza has a number of advantages when compared to many other emerging Zn-Pb mine development projects.
It is located in the Upper Silesian district of southwestern Poland, where mining has taken place since the 12th century. As a result, there is extensive infrastructure, including power and rail already in place as well as a skilled local workforce. It is also situated in the heart of Europe, with existing rail infrastructure that provides the Project with direct, low-cost access to ports, smelters and markets.
Rathdowney's current work is designed to advance project evaluation and development planning, and to support permitting as outlined for projects in Poland. Baseline environmental data collection is well-advanced and engineering studies are progressing.