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Toro Energy Ltd's Dr Vanessa Guthrie Appointed Chair Of The Minerals Council Of Australia

Toro Energy Ltd's (ASX:TOE) managing director, Dr Vanessa Guthrie, has been appointed Chair of the Minerals Council of Australia for the next two years.

Dr Guthrie is the first woman to chair the mining industry representative body in its 40 year history.

Outgoing chair Andrew Michelmore said Dr Guthrie had wide experience in the resources sector, deep knowledge of public policy and community engagement and would be an outstanding advocate for the sector.

Toro's board also congratulated Dr Guthrie on her appointment.

Toro focused on the Wiluna Uranium Project

Toro's flagship asset is the wholly-owned Wiluna Uranium Project, consisting of six calcrete hosted uranium deposits in central Western Australia.

Recently the company increased its uranium feed grade by 4.5x through preliminary beneficiation test work.

The 0.22% U3O8 feed from the 100% owned Wiluna Uranium Project in Western Australia was able to produce a 1.0% U3O8 concentrate.

This successful metallurgical test work progresses Toro further down the path to bringing Wiluna into production.

At the time, Dr Guthrie commented:

"These results highlight the potential for beneficiation steps to present transformational changes to the scale, design and cost of the processing circuit.

"Given that these results were received on a single sample we will now initiate a more comprehensive test work program on representative samples to assess, to a scoping study level, optimum sizings for beneficiation and the downstream implications for process design and costs across the Wiluna Uranium Project."

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