In Today’s Morning News Bites for September 7. Victoria announced its road map out of their COVID19 second wave, Hancock Prospecting leads the field of top 500 private companies taking over from Visy and Novak Djokovic out of US Open after hitting a linesperson in a non deliberate but serious manner.
Dreadnought Resources Limited announces that a 36 hole, ~3,500m RC drill program has commenced at the Illaara Gold-VMS-Iron Ore Project, located 160km northwest of Kalgoorlie. Drilling will commence at Metzke’s Find (19 holes and ~2,300m) which has previously returned high grade gold intercepts including; 2m @ 12.8 g/t Au from 51m including 1m @ 24.8 g/t Au from 51m. Rig will then move to the recently defined Longmore’s Find (17 holes and ~1,200m) and is expected to be completed in 3-4 weeks with assays expected throughout October 2020.
The National Battery Stewardship Scheme to boost spent battery collection and recycling according to Lithium Australia. The ACCC has authorised the Battery Stewardship Council to establish and operate a national stewardship scheme for managing end-of-life (‘EOL’) batteries. The Scheme will impose a levy on batteries at their point of sale, with the funds generated used to subsidise their collection and recycling. The value imputed by the levy will provide a commercial incentive to divert batteries from landfill, a positive environmental outcome of the Scheme. Diverting EOL batteries from landfill will provide more material for processing at the Melbourne, Victoria-based mixed-battery recycling facility of Envirostream Australia Pty Ltd (a 90% subsidiary of the Company).
Auroch Minerals Limited is pleased to announce RC drilling has commenced at its Valdez Prospect, part of the Leinster Nickel Project (Leinster) in Western Australia. 1,000m Reverse Circulation (RC) drill programme is underway at the Valdez Prospect targeting a recently-defined nickeliferous basal channel coincident with both magnetic and surface electromagnetic (EM) anomalies. All drill-holes will be surveyed with downhole electromagnetics (DHEM) to better define the surface EM conductor and provide targeting for potential massive nickel sulphidesfor the next round of exploration.
Hammer Metals Ltd provides results from its diamond drilling program undertaken on the Shadow and Toby prospects located within the Mt Isa East Joint Venture area and on the Koppany prospect located within Hammer’s JV with Mount Isa Mines. Two holes were drilled at the Shadow prospect, for a total of 372m and a further hole was drilled at Toby (252m). The drilling at Shadow confirms that the Shadow trend is mineralised and has the potential to host a significant Copper Deposit. With the presence of a wide zone of copper mineralisation in the first two holes the JV has committed to expanding the work program along the remainder of the 4km magnetic trend and the surrounding Mt Philp areas. This work program will consist of soil sampling and field mapping with the aim of identifying targets for follow up drilling.
WA-focused gold exploration and development company Classic Minerals Limited announce that it has received assays results from its maiden auger soil program at its Forrestania Gold Project in Western Australia. The Company completed a total of 310 auger holes at the Kat Gap project. The auger drilling has delivered a substantial gold anomaly located in the granite west of the main granitegreenstone contact where Classic has identified an inferred gold resource of 975,722t at 2.96g/t for 92,856 ounces. Kat Gap is strategically located approximately 70km south-south east of the Company’s Forrestania Gold project containing the Lady Magdalene and Lady Ada gold resources.