La Parrilla

La Parrilla is producing, with development work funded and off-take agreements in place


Tungsten trioxide and tin


100% W Resources, acquired 2013

Mine Type

Mining licence. Open pit mine initially

Project Background

La Parrilla is a large scale, low-cost, long life Tungsten and Tin Mine.

The project has an Australasian Joint Ore Reserves Committee (“JORC”) compliant resources total 49 million tonnes (“mt”) at a grade of 998 parts per million (“ppm”) tungsten trioxide (“WO3“) and JORC compliant reserves of 29.8mt at a diluted grade of 931ppm WO3.

The site is accessed directly from the highway along a 3km asphalt road and is serviced by electricity and water. Importantly, the mine is located within a short trucking distance from both the Atlantic and Mediterranean ports.


Production at La Parrilla commenced with the new plant in November 2019, moving to 24-hour operation in late December 2019. Tungsten and tin production will build substantially throughout 2020 in the ramp-up phase, to mine 2 mtpa of Run of Mine and produce approximately 2,700 tonnes of tungsten concentrate and 500t of tin concentrate per annum.

Key Milestones

  • JORC Resource upgrade completed with Maiden JORC Reserves, further underpinning the strong fundamentals of La Parrilla
  • Financial Investment Decision Report reaffirmed the project as a large, long life, low-cost tungsten and tin mine
  • US$35m debt funding completed with BlackRock in February 2018
  • Grant of €5.3m from Extremadura Regional Government to W’s 100% owned subsidiary, Iberian Resources Spain SL in March 2018
  • Offtake agreements secured  with European and US customers
  • Production from new plant commenced in November 2019, moving to 24-hour operation in late December 2019
Jig Installation - La Parrilla - March 2019



Provinces of Caceres-Badajoz in the Extremadura region of southwest Spain approximately 310km southwest of Madrid
La Parrilla - location map
La Parrilla location map


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