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Neometals achieves 99% titanium recoveries at Barrambie

Strategic minerals developer, Neometals, has hit the hydrometallurgical jackpot at its Barrambie project in WA, with recent test work recovering a whopping plus-99% titanium from its current processing flowsheet. The uber-successful WA minerals developer has now confirmed that it can successfully recover high purity hydrated titanium dioxide, or titanium hydrolysate, from Barrambie’s ores, potentially exposing it to both the titanium pigment and metals markets.

Gold hits keep rolling for Venus/Rox near Penny West

Venus Metals and Rox Resources have struck gold again at their Currans Find JV project in the Youanmi region of WA. Headline results from an RC drilling campaign at the Red White and Blue prospect include 9 meters grading 3.27 grams per tonne gold from 35m that also contains a higher grade 8g/t intercept over 2m. Gold numbers from the Currans North prospect continue to impress with 2m grading 5.6g/t from 163m downhole.

Rare Earths test work bearing fruit for Northern

Heavy rare earths developer and miner, Northern Minerals, has been making good headway with a scoping study into the commercial properties of its rare earths deposit at the Brown’s Range project in the East Kimberly region of WA. Consistent with recent radical advancements in science, rare earth’s are becoming increasingly valuable sources of materials that are used in electronic, optical, magnetic and catalytic technologies.

Aurora speeds up 3D printing tech

Aurora Labs is bringing its futuristic 3D printing technology to the fore through the development of its market-leading “Rapid Manufacturing Printer One”, or “RMP1”. The RMP1 3D printer uses a process called “direct metal laser melting”, that can print more than a single layer at a time, which the company has trademarked as “Multi-layer Concurrent Printing”. This printer is the stuff of the future – it literally melts metal powder and builds a product or part from the ground up.

Mt Alexander depth extensions looking good for St George

Around-the-clock diamond drilling by St George Mining at its evolving Mt Alexander base metals project in WA’s north-eastern Goldfields is starting to pay off, with recent results confirming deeper massive nickel and copper sulphide mineralisation at its exciting Investigators prospect. Two large step out holes, which were completed to test deep electro-magnetic conductors, intersected a range of sulphides at previously unexplored depths.

Legend onto broad nickel-copper sulphides in Fraser Range

Legend Mining has revealed that massive sulphide mineralisation has been intersected during diamond drilling at its D5 conductor, located at the Rockford project in the Fraser Range of WA. The company intersected an almost 10m wide zone of significant nickel-copper sulphides from 110.3m down-hole and the diamond rig will now move onto the D1 conductor. The company says that D1 is a very strong, discrete geophysical feature.

Early drilling suggests PolarX in elephant country

PolarX’s suspicions that it might be sitting on a significant porphyry-style copper-gold-molybdenum mineralised system at its Alaska Range project in the US appear to have been confirmed by the first diamond assays returned from the Mars prospect. Whilst still early days, if this proves to be the case, the Perth-based company may one day find itself rubbing shoulders with some of the world’s largest copper miners.

Bellevue on track to join exclusive 2m ounce club

A furious diamond drilling campaign at its namesake gold project near Leinster in WA, could see Bellevue Gold become the newest member of the exclusive two million gold ounce club. At the Tribune prospect, impressive assays include 9.6m at 14.1 g/t gold from 107.9m, 3m at 33g/t from 162m, 1.9m at 29.3g/t from 58m, 5.2m at 5.4g/t from 203m and 0.6m at 273.5g/t gold.

Rox/Venus hits jackpot gold grades at Youanmi in WA

Youanmi Gold Project joint venture partners, Rox Resources and Venus Metals, have hit the ball out of the park with their latest RC drilling results, returning some stunning, near-surface hits – including 5 metres at an amazing 4 ounces to the tonne gold from surface, 1m at an extraordinary 591.89g/t gold from just 3m and 0.5m at a whopping 1058.49g/t , all in the same bonanza hole.

K2fly locks in mining giant for software contract

Emerging tech player, K2fly, has inked a lucrative $1.45 million contract with mining heavyweight, Rio Tinto, for its innovative software technology. The small cap listed company will now roll out its specialist “RCubed” mineral resource governance software across 20 Rio sites around the globe. K2Fly’s RCubed software is an innovative peice of mining technology that manages the most valuable of a client’s primary assets – its mineral resources.

Adriatic tables stunning NPV for Bosnian multi-metals project

Adriatic Metals has tabled a lovely set of numbers for its poly-metallic Vareš project in Bosnia with the ASX-listed company saying that its new scoping study shows a stunning, AUD$1.37b net present value for the zinc-silver-lead-gold-barite project. Amazingly, payback of the AUD$260m CAPEX is expected to be just eight months after commencement of processing with the project showing a very respectable post-tax internal rate of return of 107.4%.

Middle Island first mover in East Tennant greenfields

WA-based explorer, Middle Island Resources, has added another notch to its exploration belt by becoming a first mover in the Northern Territory’s unexplored East Tennant province, where it has so far been awarded six out of 10 exploration licences covering part of its proposed Barkly “super-project”. The company is now confident East Tennant is, like the well-established Tennant Creek mineral field to the west, hosting IOCG ore bodies.


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