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Exploration

Nov 24, 2020
Rare earths in the spotlight as study probes copper-gold links

Rare earths in the spotlight as study probes copper-gold links

The Mount Isa region is well positioned to ride the surge in rare earth interest, hosting both light and heavy rare earths associated with different types of mineralisation common to the area, a researcher says. PhD student Ross Chandler is part of a team investigating why some copper-gold deposits in Mount Isa Inlier host rare… ...

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Nov 17, 2020
Minotaur keen to start work at new tenements

Minotaur keen to start work at new tenements

Minotaur Exploration has completed its due diligence and will proceed to acquire the Pyramid gold project in North Queensland from Avira Resources. Minotaur said it was attracted to the tenement group by the very credible drilling history and an extensive geochemical database, positioning Pyramid as a compilation of advanced gold exploration prospects. West Pyramid Range… ...

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Nov 17, 2020
Explorer hits ‘jackpot’ with gold-rich discovery

Explorer hits ‘jackpot’ with gold-rich discovery

Transition Resources says it has ‘hit the jackpot’ near Cloncurry, identifying a multi-billion-tonne, gold-rich mineral system in its tenements. Recent drilling confirmed the system was capable of hosting high-grade gold and new economy metals such as tungsten, cobalt, and highly sought-after heavy rare earth elements, Transition Resources founder David Wilson said. He described the ne...

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Nov 17, 2020
Workforce cuts at Hunter Valley coal site

Workforce cuts at Hunter Valley coal site

Hunter Valley Operations in New South Wales has announced plans to lay off contractors as a result of coal market doldrums. The cuts are expected to affect 84 contractor roles from a total workforce of about 1400. Glencore and Yancoal run the Hunter Valley Operations (HVO) in joint venture. “Hunter Valley Operations has initiated discussions… ...

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Nov 13, 2020
‘Consistent results’ in Horn Island extension drilling

‘Consistent results’ in Horn Island extension drilling

Alice Queen has released the gold assay results from its recent resource extension drilling to the Horn Island Inferred Resource, at Horn Island in the Torres Strait. Six diamond drill holes were completed to test an approximate strike length of 230m, with all returning zones of gold mineralisation (>0.5g/t gold). “It is very encouraging that… ...

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Nov 12, 2020
Red River releases Orient exploration results

Red River releases Orient exploration results

Red River Resources says it has defined an extensive high-grade silver-indium system at its Orient project near Herberton. The company recently collected 44 samples from Orient West and 37 samples from Orient East. Sampling at Orient West returned an average grade of 357 g/t gold, 241 g/t indium, 8.2 per cent lead and 5.8 per… ...

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Nov 09, 2020
Croydon project reveals indium potential

Croydon project reveals indium potential

A fresh look at samples from Crater Gold Mining’s Croydon polymetallic project in North-West Queensland has revealed high levels of the critical mineral indium. The company has released results showing very high indium assaysup to 190.0 ppm. These were obtained from the re-assay of six selected intervals fromthree drill holes drilled in 2006/07 at ‘Anomaly… ...

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Nov 06, 2020
Steam Engine scoping study expected this month

Steam Engine scoping study expected this month

Superior Resources plans to launch into its Phase 2 drilling program at Steam Engine next week and deliver an initial scoping study for the gold project later this month. The latest batch of assays from the North Queensland project had continued to return robust high-grade intersections, Superior managing director Peter Hwang said. “The Phase 1… ...

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Nov 06, 2020
Drill campaign firms faith in NQ gold project

Drill campaign firms faith in NQ gold project

Recent drilling at the Plateau project in North Queensland has strengthened Rockfire Resources’ belief in the deposit’s potential, says chief executive officer David Price. The company this week announced results from foru additional diamond drill holes from the July to September 2020 drilling campaign at Plateau, which within its Lighthouse tenement area about 50km south-east… ...

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