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Precious metals

Apr 17, 2021
New large-scale targets at MaCauley Creek

New large-scale targets at MaCauley Creek

Inca Minerals says it has identified major new porphyry and skarn targets at its MaCauley Creek project, significantly upgrading its exploration potential. It follows an expert review of historical geophysical data, together with geochemistry data (soil and rock chip sampling) collected by Inca and by previous owners of the site, 100km west of Townsville. Among… ...

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Apr 14, 2021
Great Northern hits Camel Creek with 5000m drill campaign

Great Northern hits Camel Creek with 5000m drill campaign

Great Northern Minerals has kicked off a new drilling campaign at Camel Creek in North Queensland on the back of a recent $3 million fund raising. Two previous drilling programs completed at Camel Creek during 2020 highlighted the potential of a significant gold system, the company said. Numerous high-grade intersections were returned, extending over about… ...

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Apr 14, 2021
Zenith follows gold further down at Red Mountain

Zenith follows gold further down at Red Mountain

Zenith Minerals is continuing to report ‘highly encouraging’ high-grade gold assay results from drilling at the Red Mountain project in southern Central Queensland. The company said the ongoing diamond drilling program had successfully demonstrated that high-grade gold mineralisation extended to at least 200m vertical depth, expanding gold mineralisation 20m beyond the previous deepest...

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Apr 12, 2021
Sunshine Gold announces high-grade extensions to Big Hans

Sunshine Gold announces high-grade extensions to Big Hans

Sunshine Gold has released the final results from what it describes as an extremely successful drilling campaign at the Triumph gold project, 50km south of Gladstone. The company said its recent 7126m maiden RC drill campaign had been successful in delineating high-grade targets for follow up resource drilling in the September 2021 quarter. Sunshine Gold… ...

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Apr 12, 2021
Hi-ho Silver! New Century drilling yields ‘stunning’ results

Hi-ho Silver! New Century drilling yields ‘stunning’ results

New Century Resources has announced ‘stunning’ high-grade assays from the first seven holes of a 30-hole drilling program at the Silver King deposit within its Century mining lease. They include an intersection of 9.5m grading at 45.5 per cent lead, 4.1 per cent zinc and 425g/t silver from 174.4m. New Century sees Silver King shaping… ...

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Apr 10, 2021
Deal to see Porgera gold operations restart

Deal to see Porgera gold operations restart

The Porgera gold mine is on track to resume operations later this year after the Papua New Guinea government reached an agreement with Barrick Niugini on a partnership for its future ownership and operation. The Porgera operation, about 600km north-west of Port Moresby, PNG, has been on care and maintenance since April 2020 when the… ...

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Apr 08, 2021
Plateau mining a cash-positive prospect for Rockfire

Plateau mining a cash-positive prospect for Rockfire

Rockfire Resources says a preliminary scoping study has returned positive results for a small-scale, open-pit mining operation at the company’s Plateau gold deposit in North Queensland. The study indicated the operation would achieve a cash flow ranging from $6.8 million to $19.4 million, based on a spot gold price of $2220 ($US1718) per ounce. The… ...

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Apr 07, 2021
Hammer Metals footage showcases Trafalgar find

Hammer Metals footage showcases Trafalgar find

Hammer Metals has released a video providing an overview of its recent Trafalgar copper-gold discovery and the surrounding trends in North-West Queensland.  In an area littered with historical workings, the company has reported broad copper and gold intercepts. Significant intercepts from two holes drilled in December included 55m grading at 1.12 per cent copper and… ...

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Apr 02, 2021
Industry Q&A with Dave Mackay

Industry Q&A with Dave Mackay

Dave Mackay¬†has worked in the Ravenswood area’s gold mining operations for about 15 years and is now in a leading role as they enter what he sees as a bright new era under the Ravenswood Gold banner. The general manager operations at Ravenswood Gold¬†joins iQ Industry Queensland for a Q&A update. Q: Tell us a… ...

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