Todays morning news bites –
Melbourne retailers scramble to increase ecommerce capacity ahead of a complete shift to online on Thursday. Bank of America is forecasting the price of gold to reach $US3000 an ounce over the next 18 months. Bayswater-based Dynamic Drill & Blast has made its ASX debut today, two weeks earlier than expected after the company’s $5 million initial public offering was swamped with interest.
- Golden Deeps has identified priority gold mineralised trends at the Tuckers Hill Gold Project near Mudgee, NSW. Magnetic images show potential gold bearing faults and anticlinal structures in the tenement area. The company engaged geophysical consultants Southern Geoscience Consultants to reprocess and re-image aeromagnetic data over the Hargraves – Tuckers Hill area with the aim of better delineating the structural and lithological trends that host gold mineralisation at the Hargraves Goldfield.
- Manhattan Corporation Limited provided an update at New Bendigo, NSW. The 5,000 metre RC drilling programme is planned to follow-up and test the recently discovered shallow high-grade “Western Lode”, which returned: 7m at 18.16 g/t Au from 87m. The drilling staff and crew have commenced mobilisation to site, with plans to commence week beginning Monday 10th August 2020.
- An update on the progress of the diamond drill programme currently underway at Auroch Minerals Saints Nickel Project in WA. The company has a report of a massive sulphide intersection coincident with targeted strong down-hole electromagnetic (DHEM) conductor identified from remodelling of historic DHEM surveys. Diamond core from the intersection has been logged and is being sampled, with results and modelling pending. Managing Director Aiden Platel said, “The fact that the sulphide intersection was coincident with our modelled DHEM conductor really reinforces our geological model at Saints and the ability of DHEM to vector in on nickel sulphide mineralisation.”
- Red5 provide an update on the ongoing Final Feasibility Study for an integrated bulk open pit and underground mine and processing operation at the King of the Hills gold project in Western Australia, which is on-track for completion in September 2020. Mineral Resource estimate completed for historical low-grade stockpiles, comprising 2.81Mt at 0.5g/t Au for 39,900oz of contained gold, including 1.62Mt at 0.6g/t for 29,600oz of contained gold. “We are accomplishing key tasks towards the delivery of the Final Feasibility Study, with mine designs and schedules expected to be finalised within the next few weeks ahead of the delivery of an updated Ore Reserve estimate”, said Managing Director Mark Williams.
- A new drilling program testing for high-grade gold in new target areas has commenced at the Cobar Gold Project in Central NSW, according to Helix Resources. The drill program will initially test the Amity’s Prospect, a robust 480m x 270m gold-in-soil anomaly. Executive Chairman Peter Lester commented, saying “Our initial drill targets are well beyond the existing resource areas and could provide scope for progressive expansion of our 118,800oz gold inventory currently attributed to the Project”. Helix’s field team has secured entry to Central NSW, following appropriate COVID travel protocols.