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Apr 20, 2020
Latest survey reinforces Horn Island gold targets

Latest survey reinforces Horn Island gold targets

Gold explorer Alice Queen has announced results from a dipole-dipole induced polarisation survey across part of its Horn Island gold project in Far North Queensland. And the company says exploration investment under its joint venture with St Barbara is well ahead of schedule. In an announcement to ASX, Alice Queensland said the DDIP survey results, in combination with recent soil and ...

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Apr 20, 2020
‘Big Foot’ makes large impression on Eloise JV

‘Big Foot’ makes large impression on Eloise JV

The Eloise joint venture reports a large, highly conductive electromagnetic response at its new ‘Big Foot’ target in the Cloncurry region. Joint venture partner Minotaur Exploration described the results as highly encouraging, especially given the large size of Big Foot relative to the nearby Electra and Iris copper-gold mineralised systems. The 2020 field season was initiated m...

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Apr 20, 2020
PepinNini keen for quick start on Gilded Rose mine

PepinNini keen for quick start on Gilded Rose mine

PepinNini Lithium hopes to start mining at the Gilded Rose gold project near Cloncurry in 2021 after agreeing to purchase the mine from Ausmex. The $4 million deal is for 100 per cent of the project, which includes four gold mining leases, one exploration licence and a carbon in pulp processing plant (pictured). The plant, not in operation, has design capacity for the processing of 60,000 t...

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Apr 18, 2020
Call for COVID-19 relief for Queensland’s explorers

Call for COVID-19 relief for Queensland’s explorers

Queensland explorers are being overlooked in efforts to support industry in the COVID-19 crisis, threatening the state’s mining project pipeline, a peak body warns. Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) Queensland manager Kate Dickson said explorers operating in Queensland were not seeing the sort of blanket mineral industry assistance measures being implemented in some other ...

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Apr 17, 2020
Edinburgh Park surveys reveal large gold targets

Edinburgh Park surveys reveal large gold targets

Great Southern Mining has identified large epithermal gold targets at its Edinburgh Park project, adjacent to the Mount Carlton mining operation in North Queensland. The results emerged after a cofunding, data-sharing agreement with Mount Carlton owner Evolution Mining to undertake regional airborne hyperspectral imagery surveys over the area. Great Southern says the hyperspectral results ...

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Apr 16, 2020
Explorers anticipate major spending cuts

Explorers anticipate major spending cuts

A Queensland resources sector survey shows 81 per cent of explorers expect to cut expenditure over the next three months. And more than 67 per cent expect those cuts in spending to be more than 25 per cent. The results came from a Queensland Exploration Council survey, answered by 43 members, regarding the impact of COVID-19 on their operations. The QEC reported that explorers cited imme...

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Apr 06, 2020
Briggs still on the boil for Canterbury Resources

Briggs still on the boil for Canterbury Resources

Canterbury Resources says it is making ‘encouraging progress’ at the Briggs copper project, 50km inland from Gladstone. The company said planning for the next phase of exploration was well advanced and would include substantial diamond drilling. But the timing and implementation of field activity is expected to be impacted by restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. Al...

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Mar 26, 2020
Castillo builds on targets at Mount Oxide

Castillo builds on targets at Mount Oxide

Castillo Copper has identified a new target with potential iron oxide copper-gold (IOCG) mineralisation within the Mount Oxide project in North West Queensland. Factoring in the newly identified Pancake prospect, there are now four IOCG targets at the project including the Arya, Crescent and Flapjack prospects. The Mount Oxide project is located 150km north of Mount Isa near ...

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Mar 20, 2020
Community lockdowns a new challenge for Qld miners

Community lockdowns a new challenge for Qld miners

Diatreme Resources is among the mining and exploration companies impacted by restrictions on entry to Cape York and Gulf Indigenous communities as COVID-19 measures increase. The company plans to develop a new silica mine at its Galalar project, about 200km north of Cairns, in partnership with the traditional owners, Hopevale Congress. Only last month Diatreme Resources boosted the resourc...

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