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Auroch closes in on South Australian zinc target

The Dewrang target is now the highest priority target for Auroch Minerals’ upcoming drill campaign after a ground induced polarisation survey returned a chargeability anomaly twice the size of that of the Grainger zinc target. Exploration drilling targeting highly-prospective copper, zinc and gold at the Bonaventura Project in South Australia will start in the third quarter.

BlackEarth graphite quality looking lucrative

BlackEarth Minerals has reported outstanding mineralogical results for its Razafy graphite prospect in southern Madagascar, with a significant proportion of the samples being classified as “super jumbo” flake, which currently attract premium prices of nearly A$3,600 per tonne. The company also said that drilling at the Haja prospect, 2km south of Razafy, has intersected wide zones of graphitic schist, enhancing the Maniry project’s prospectivity.

Connected IO turns out solid revenue quarter

Tech play Connected IO received combined cash receipts and accrued revenues of $998,000 in the June 2018 quarter with another $650,000 in purchase orders on the books yet to be invoiced. The company expects these results to scale up in the second half of 2018 on the back of its strategic relationships with major US customers.

Calima to benefit from $70b gas infrastructure spend in Canada

Calima Energy says that it will benefit from more than $70b worth of proposed gas pipeline and supporting infrastructure projects that are either at an advanced stage of planning or currently underway in the revered Montney oil and gas formation in Canada. Calima will start drilling its 72,000 acres of land in the Montney this year.

Azumah on a march in Ghana

Azumah Resources’ drilling program has provided further support for a possible feeder zone into the main Kunche deposit at its Wa gold project in Ghana which should enable the existing shallow pit design to be deepened. An update to both the Kunche and Wa Mineral Resource is expected in the third quarter of 2018.

Metalicity spots new lithium targets in world class region

Metalicity has identified two lithium pegmatites covering over 8km of strike at its Pilgangoora North project in the Pilbara. The exploration targets lie adjacent to a granite outcrop, which is interpreted to be the source of the area’s significant lithium mineralisation. The new targets are 9km along strike from the world class Pilgangoora spodumene deposits that hold 269.1 million tonnes grading almost 1.3% lithium oxide.

Vonex rolls out more telco tech

Vonex’s new customer sales online technology will enable channel partners to manage their customers’ telecommunications products efficiently online. This will include Vonex’s much vaunted cloud-hosted PABX office telephony systems. The new technology will be known as “Sign On Glass” and will play a major role on the company’s push into the channel partner market.

PharmAust biotech lab earns coveted accreditation

PharmAust’s wholly owned subsidiary, Epichem, is one of the first Australian companies to receive an international quality assurance accreditation coveted by manufacturers of pharmaceutical drugs. ISO17034:2016 covers the production of reference material used to check the quality of products or the calibration of instruments. Pharmaust is also rapidly progressing its promising Monepantel ant-cancer drug.

Myanmar upgrades lead zinc resource

Myanmar Metals has increased the “indicated” status of its mineral resource at the Bawdwin polymetallic deposit in central Myanmar by 23%. The indicated part of the resource now sits at 24.8Mt @ 5.1% lead, 2.8% zinc, 0.2% copper and 134g/t silver. Myanmar is now focused on completing a Prefeasibility Study and is also planning to drill away from the main China lode.

Legend hopes build in the Fraser Range

Legend Mining’s aircore drilling program has better defined the extent of the four mineralised footprints at the Area D prospect at the company’s Rockford project in W.A’s coveted Fraser Range region. Legend is reviewing drilling data from the past eight months to determine its next steps and will carry out regional drilling in the project’s south.

Strike gas theory checking out in South Australia

A huge amount of data gathering during the drilling of Strike Energy’s Jaws-1 coal seam gas well has backed up the company’s bold punt on a deep coal seam gas well and left the management confident that it will become “a major productive area”. The company is hoping to book a gas reserve sometime soon after a successful flow test.

Economic boost for Image on higher zircon price forecast

Image Resources has increased the forecast value for its Boonanarring mineral sands project in Western Australia by $38 million to $235 million on the back of higher zircon price forecasts by consulting company TZ Mineral International. The pre-tax rate of return is up to 125 per cent while payback is now expected in 13 months, down from 16 months.


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