At the Couflens Project, Apollo Minerals is working towards the reactivation of the historical Salau tungsten mine whilst conducting aggressive regional exploration programs across the surrounding license area, focused initially on gold.
The Salau mine, which remains open at depth with significant gold potential, was previously one of the world’s highest-grade tungsten mines, producing tungsten at an average grade of 1.5% WO3.
Apollo Minerals is committed to developing a modern and responsible mine, we value transparency and we are committed to creating sustainable value for all our stakeholders.
Apollo Minerals’ vision is that the Couflens Project will once again become a major strategic supplier of tungsten to French and European industries from its location in the heart of the European Union.
Tungsten has been rated one of Europe’s most critical raw materials by the European Union and is vital to the aerospace, manufacturing, automobile and military industries.
The supply of tungsten is heavily dominated by China and, given the unique properties of tungsten and the inability to substitute it with other metals, the security of its supply is a growing concern among European businesses and governments.
Against a backdrop of renewed support for the mining industry in France, Apollo Minerals is committed to developing the Couflens Project.
All work programs at the Project are conducted with a strong commitment to both sustainable development and proactive stakeholder engagement, from the local communities to the national government.