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Oct 07, 2020
Big Rush results point to potential large gold resource

Big Rush results point to potential large gold resource

Great Northern Minerals says drilling results are continuing to point to a significant gold system at its Big Rush project south of Greenvale in North Queensland. The historical mine site is part of the Golden Ant group of projects the Perth-based company acquired in August 2019, which also includes the former Camel Creek and Golden Cup gold mines. Today Great Northern Minerals released res...

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Oct 06, 2020
Budget backs gas-fired recovery plan, NAIF reforms

Budget backs gas-fired recovery plan, NAIF reforms

The 2020-21 Budget is supporting the Federal Government’s gas-fired recovery plan with $28.3 million to develop five Strategic Basin Plans. This will start with plans for the Beetaloo Basin in the Northern Territory and the North Bowen and Galilee Basin in Queensland. Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt said the plans would unlock and accelerate the develop...

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Oct 06, 2020
Encouraging early results at Plateau gold project

Encouraging early results at Plateau gold project

Rockfire Resources says it is receiving encouraging results from a six-hole drill program at its Plateau gold project in North Queensland. Results from the second drill hole of the series have been received (hole BPL038), returning the largest gold intersection so far at Plateau, with mineralisation over the entire sampled interval of 341.3m at 0.2 g/t gold. It included intervals of high-gr...

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Oct 06, 2020
Peculiar plants at the root of copper study

Peculiar plants at the root of copper study

If you are seeking copper in North-West Queensland, an orderly row of Polycarpaea spirostylis may be a great guide. The flowering plant is among four copper metallophytes in the Roseby Corridor near Cloncurry at the centre of a biogeochemical study. These plants thrive in areas with high copper concentrations in surface soils where other species struggle, according to University of Queensla...

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Oct 06, 2020
Joint venture launches Horn Island drill campaign

Joint venture launches Horn Island drill campaign

Alice Queen and joint venture partner St Barbara have kicked off a maiden diamond core drill program ahead of schedule at Horn Island. “We are very excited to have embarked upon our first diamondcore drilling program with our Horn Island joint venture partner, St Barbara Limited,” managing director Andrew Buxton said. “The IP anomalies that we are targeting with the drilling a...

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Sep 30, 2020
More high-grade intercepts at Steam Engine

More high-grade intercepts at Steam Engine

Superior Resources has released the latest assays from drilling at its Steam Engine project near Greenvale, including a one-metre intercept of 47.5 g/t gold at shallow depth. The company said the results further boosted the consistently strong intersections returned from the first batch of results from the Steam Engine and Eastern Ridge lodes. “We are pleased but not surprised with t...

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Sep 30, 2020
NT review on seabed mining open for feedback

NT review on seabed mining open for feedback

A review which may see the Northern Territory Government lift its ban on seabed mining is now open for public comment. A draft report lists the likely target resources as including aggregate sands or gravels, mineral sands containing gold, diamonds and rare earth minerals, offshore salt deposits, and mineral deposits (manganese, phosphate, bauxite) that are extensions of known onshore resource...

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Sep 30, 2020
EGRU presents critical minerals seminar

EGRU presents critical minerals seminar

Critical minerals will be the focus of a technical workshop hosted by JCU’s Economic Geology Research Centre (EGRU) on October 9. The workshop – via Zoom from 3pm – will feature presentations by world experts on critical minerals geology from Australia, Germany and United Kingdom. Critical minerals – required for new technologies including energy storage –...

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Sep 29, 2020
Greenvale Mining granted key NT tenements

Greenvale Mining granted key NT tenements

Greenvale Mining says seven key exploration licences have been granted for its Georgina Iron Oxide Copper-Gold (IOCG) project in the Northern Territory, paving the way for work to commence.The exploration licences cover a 3180sq km land package east of Tennant Creek, in an area targeted by the Federally funded Exploring for the Future programs. And the Mineral Exploration Cooperative Research ...

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