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55% uplift in Whundo copper/zinc resource for Artemis

Artemis Resources has revealed an impressive 55% increase in copper and zinc resources at its Whundo mine near Karratha in WA. The new estimate of 2.67 million tonnes grading 1.14% copper and 1.12% zinc includes a near surface oxide resource of 383,000 tonnes grading 1.78% copper. The resource update is timely, as prices for copper and zinc have doubled over the last 10 years since the mine was mothballed.

Bassett takes seat on PharmAust board

PharmAust has appointed Westar Capital chairman Neville Bassett as a non-executive director, replacing Dr Wayne Best who is retiring. Dr Best will remain as chairman of the company’s wholly owned subsidiary Epichem. Pharmaust is poised to start clinical trials for its Monepantel anti-cancer drug on canine subjects soon.

Vonex set to beta test innovative teleconferencing app

Recently listed Vonex is poised to start beta testing of its innovative Oper8tor APP that can seamlessly link voice calls and messages across multiple platforms and devices around the world. The company will seek to commercialise the technology via the teleconferencing service provision industry with Beta testing to involve up to 5,000 controlled users ahead of a planned launch of the ground breaking technology in 2019.

Serious cobalt-gold grades for Blackstone in Canada

Blackstone Minerals has confirmed a significant new discovery of high grade cobalt and gold mineralisation at its Erebor prospect in British Columbia, Canada. It is the first new find of cobalt in the district since the 1930s with rock chip samples going up to 2.3% cobalt and just over an ounce to the tonne gold, with some highly anomalous copper and nickel results thrown in for good measure.

BlackEarth unearths exceptional graphite rock chip

BlackEarth Minerals has identified new high grade target zones at its Maniry graphite project in southern Madagascar with rock chip sampling returned jaw dropping grades of up to 48% total graphitic carbon. These zones are located in the underexplored northwest corner of the project and will be tested during the trenching program that is due to start this month.

Bellevue racks up bonanza gold hits at Viago

Bellevue Gold’s drilling program at the Viago lode at the Bellevue gold project in WA’s Goldfields region continues to return high grade hits including an intersection of 3m @ 85.9g/t gold from 597m down-hole which contains a 0.5m section going a whopping 445g/t gold. Step out drilling will be carried out to define the limits of the Viago lode, which remains open in all directions.

Delecta backs up historic cobalt numbers in USA

Delecta Limited has reported high grade samples going up to 7.1% cobalt and 12.4% copper from its new Highline project in southern Nevada, USA. The project is surrounded by 4 historical cobalt mines in the Goodsprings district and initial geological mapping has outlined the potential for multiple lodes of mineralisation adjacent to the Highline mine workings. Highly anomalous zinc and lead assays were also returned from the Pocahontas claim.

Affinity signs cannabis and algae MoU

Affinity Energy & Health has signed an MoU with Skin Elements to investigate the use of its algae based products and cannabis oils in Skin Elements’ range of natural skin care products. Commercial terms and financial arrangements will be negotiated at an appropriate time as product development initiatives progress.

Middle Island turns out solid gold numbers at Sandstone

Middle Island Resources has reported some solid assay results from an infill and extensional resource development drill program at its Wirraminna gold deposit near Sandstone in WA. Best results include 6m @ 6.62g/t from 84m down-hole and 14m @ 1.82g/t from 82m down-hole. The new results will be used to update the company’s existing mineral resource estimate of 550,000 tonnes grading 1.32g/t gold for 23,000 ounces.

Sky and Space racks up 5 MOU’s with large telcos

Upstart ASX listed satellite communications company Sky and Space Global has been setting a breakneck pace and has recently signed binding MOU’s with five large telcos around the globe. The news comes after the Perth listed company recently locked down a $500,000 European R&D grant to boost its coffers as the miniature satellite technology company enters a critical period of its relatively young life.

Australian Potash signs $7m farm out for gold project

Australian Potash is farming out 70% of its Lake Wells gold project near Laverton, WA, to St Barbara under a $7m joint venture agreement to focus on its sulphate of potash project in the same area. St Barbara will pay the company an initial $1.25m in cash and spend at least $1.75m in exploration during the first 12 months of the deal.

Northern Minerals makes leap to producer status

Northern Minerals has made the leap from explorer to producer after turning out its first rare earth carbonate at the Browns Range project in the Kimberley region of WA. Both the beneficiation and hydrometallurgical circuits are now load commissioned for steady state production. The company is also hunting for additional resources of heavy rare earth mineralisation at Browns Range with a focus on the exciting Dazzler-Iceman discoveries.


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