In the 2017 year KGQ has undertaken an assessment program to determine the availability of freely removable large homogenous granite stone pieces that would be available for armament protection construction work. The program identified that the Fitzroy South Quarry location contains a significant quantity of plus two tonne individual rock pieces that could be produced from the site without the requirement of standard explosive applications methods. The information provided from the assessment confirmed that the production of in excess of 30,000t of armament product should be available before standard drill and blast techniques would be required. As part of the production process for armour rock it is expected that the site would generate a smaller size fraction of material as a by-product. The natural formation at the quarry site also provides selective areas for the winning of minus 500mm product that could be achieved via a standard excavator machine sorting process. In the event that a small off-take program required +150mm to + 3 tonne material the -150mm undersize would remain at the localised extraction site.
The 2017 site works provided the information that the quarry site is available to deliver a product that would be suitable for large armament rock installations in the Kimberley area.