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Exploration

Oct 26, 2020
Alliance partners agree to more work at Hamilton

Alliance partners agree to more work at Hamilton

South32 and AusQuest have agreed to further drilling at the Hamilton copper project, about 120km south of the world-class Cannington silver-lead mine. AusQuest announced today it had completed assessment of assay results from a recent drilling program at Hamilton, which is subject to a StrategicAlliance Agreement (SAA) with South32. It said key parameters (potassic and sericite alteration) ...

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Oct 20, 2020
Aeon explores new Mount Isa region targets

Aeon explores new Mount Isa region targets

Aeon Metals has started drilling at the Beauchamp target, about 100km west of Mount Isa. The company attracted a $200,000 Collaborative Exploration Initiative grant for the work and says Beauchamp has clear similarities with the geophysical signatures of a number of world-class Iron-Oxide-Copper-Gold (IOCG) deposits, including Ernest Henry. A diamond drill hole (with an RC collar) is underw...

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Oct 19, 2020
Thomson tests the ground for Chillagoe deal

Thomson tests the ground for Chillagoe deal

Thomson Resources is due to kick off a soil auger drilling program west of Chillagoe from this week in preliminary explorations for its planned Queensland Gold Project acquisition. The project comprises six EPMs (Exploration Permit for Minerals), five ofwhich are granted, in an area near the Mungana, Red Dome and King Vol mining operations. The company says 10 prospects have been prioritise...

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Oct 15, 2020
New results back Steam Engine northern stretch

New results back Steam Engine northern stretch

Six holes drilled to test a potential extension to the Steam Engine gold lode have come up trumps for Superior Resources. Strong assay results from the latest drilling at northern end of the lode extended gold mineralisation a further 150m along strike, the company said. “Although the latest batch of assays represent just six holes, these are the most significant results received so far fro...

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Oct 13, 2020
Zenith outlines high-grade zone at Red Mountain

Zenith outlines high-grade zone at Red Mountain

Zenith Minerals says work completed at Red Mountain has outlined a discrete sub-vertical high-grade gold zone. This high-grade gold zone remains open at depth and future programs will commence step-out drilling to assess size potential. New 1m resample results include 15m at 3.5 g/t gold including 2m at 22.4 g/t gold. “We are very pleased that our drilling to date has outlined a coh...

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Oct 12, 2020
‘Elegant solution’ to target  rare earth concentrations

‘Elegant solution’ to target rare earth concentrations

University of Exeter researchers have revealed a new hypothesis to predict where rare earth elements neodymium and dysprosium could be found. The elements are an essential part of digital and clean energy manufacturing, including magnets in large wind turbines and electric car motors. Research led by Professor Frances Wall from the University of Exeter’s Camborne School of Mines showe...

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Oct 12, 2020
New model may hold key to  exploration breakthroughs

New model may hold key to exploration breakthroughs

A geological paradigm shift is in the air as a company focused on new economy metals in North West Queensland is pioneering a new mineral system model (MSM) for the Cloncurry Belt. This new insight is transforming previously overlooked tenements into fertile discovery opportunities, according to Transition Resources founder David Wilson. “The MSM was validated by Transition’s discovery in 2...

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Oct 12, 2020
Drillman to acquire Sandvik exploration business

Drillman to acquire Sandvik exploration business

Sandvik has signed an agreement to divest its exploration business to Australian company Drillman. Drillman – a subsidiary of the M Group of Companies – provides equipment and technical support to the geotechnical, mineral exploration, horizontal, directional and upstream gas drilling sectors, among others. The deal includes exploration rigs, consumables and production stock, al...

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Oct 09, 2020
Drummond discoveries in QX Resources’ sights

Drummond discoveries in QX Resources’ sights

QX Resources has kicked off a soil sampling program at its Disney and Belyando tenements in Queensland’s Drummond Basin. The company – formerly Hipo Resources -said its technical team had been reviewing historical drill results and previous soil sampling reports to define a number of new highly prospective targets. Assays results are expected later this month from a program of 3...

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