Private equity backed Barton Gold has laid its cards on the table and signalled its intention to list the ex-WPG Resources mining assets in South Australia on the ASX by appointing a top tier legal firm to handle its IPO. Barton is developing a plan to restart the mothballed Tarcoola project as early as the second half of 2021.
After a successful year of vectoring in on the source of its significant nickel hits at Mt Alexander in WA, St George Mining will now kick off a major drill program. The latest round of drilling comes hot on the heels of the company’s oversubscribed $3.6 million placement, highlighting St Georges commitment to fast-tracking the project .
TNT Mines has just picked up a swathe of new uranium-vanadium mineral claims in the US and the market has been all over it with TNT’s stock jumping more than fivefold in the last two weeks, reaching highs of 22c from a low of 4c. The market meerkats are on high alert right now for anything that has a whiff of uranium.
Automotive conglomerate, AMA Group, has locked in its first fleet customer in SG Fleet who manages a 140,000 strong fleet of vehicles. The deal with the fleet management, vehicle leasing and salary packaging firm should add 4000 new repair jobs a year to AMA’s network of panel and mechanical repair workshops across Australia and New Zealand.
ASX-listed oil explorer, 88 Energy, has identified a second oil appraisal location close to the historical “Heavenly-1” test well at its Icewine project in Alaska’s oil-rich North Slope after integrating the results of its recently drilled, “Charlie-1” gas and condensate discovery well. 88 Energy believes the new appraisal location now has a better chance of finding oil in the target Seabee formation.
Norwest Energy, along with JV partner and Operator, Mineral Resources, is collaborating with other Perth Basin operators to secure a drilling rig for a multi-well program commencing in the third quarter of this year. Norwest and Mineral Resources are looking to join the consortium to secure a rig on beneficial terms to drill their highly anticipated Lockyer Deep-1 exploration well.
Perth’s Infinity Lithium has managed to muscle its way into the EU lithium market and was part of a heavyweight team this week that presented to the Vice Presidents of the European Commission and the European Investment Bank. With the EU now on a mission to become self-sustainable in lithium, Infinity’s San Jose lithium project is looking good.
Legend Mining continues to build on its success in the Fraser Range with recent drilling extending the footprint of the Mawson nickel discovery yet again. Shallow air core drilling has intersected broad zones of nickel-copper mineralisation, pointing to a deeper sulphide source. Legend has its ears laid back now as it vectors in on the source of its recent success.
Altech Chemicals has been given an official “green” classification for its Malaysian high purity alumina project from an independent research centre, opening the door to the “green bond market” that was valued at nearly USD$250b last year. Green bonds are an environmentally conscious financing instrument used by investors who are looking to invest in environmentally sustainable projects.
Just as it is breaking ground at its gold project near Kalgoorlie, ASX-listed Horizon Minerals has lit up its Nanadie Well copper-gold project near Meekatharra with intercepts like 12m at 2.16 per cent copper and 2.16g/t gold from just 20m down hole. Horizon said that particular drill hole also included 1m at an impressive 3.7 per cent copper and almost an ounce to the tonne gold.
Ora Banda Mining has produced a swag of solid gold intercepts from exploration drilling at multiple sites along the mineralised corridors that make up its Davyhurst gold project located north west of Kalgoorlie. Strong hits include 2m at 19.22g/t, 4m at 10.78g/t and 9m at 5.53g/t gold. Drilling at the underground Golden Eagle mine also did not disappoint with 2.1m grading 12.93g/t gold.
Just 18 months after start up at its Boonanarring mine north of Perth, ASX-listed mineral sands miner, Image Resources, continues to hit its milestones with a third scheduled debt repayment of US$7.7m now bowled over. Image has been delivering strong production numbers that routinely exceed the plant’s design specifications and it has systematically defined multiple new ore horizons around the mine.