MOD Resources is aiming to “turbo charge growth” at its assets in the Kalahari copper belt in Botswana, Africa.
Global spend on nonferrous metals exploration is expected to rise by 20 per cent in 2018, in keeping with recent trends. Spend in 2017 reached around $US8.4 billion ($10.8 billion), up from $US7.3 billion in 2016, a 14 per cent year-on-year increase. According to a report from World Exploration Trends (WET) developed in association with … Continue reading Metals exploration spending expected to rise by 20 per cent in 2018
Brazilian-focused miner Avanco has delivered a 20 per cent increase in gold ounces at its CentroGold project in Maranhão State.
Newcrest Mining is assessing a major tenement position in the Tanami region of Western Australia acquired by project generation alliance partner Encounter Resources.
The Queensland Government has awarded $1.13 million of exploration grants, helping nine companies find new deposits of copper, gold and base metals in the state’s north west.
The Western Australian Government has announced that 44 projects will benefit from its Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS) co-funded drilling program.
Rio Tinto has formed a mineral exploration collaborative partnership with China’s Minmetals.
Downer Blasting Services (DBS) has recently been awarded $240 million of new work in both open cut and underground mines in Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia.
Gold explorer Kalamazoo Resources has discovered two nugget occurrences at The Sisters project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Gold miner Newcrest Mining has signed an option and farm-in agreement with Toronto-listed Mirasol Resources at the Altazor High Sulfidation Epithermal (HSE) gold project in Chile.
A series of tests using deep-penetration technology in Western Australia could prove to be a game changer for the minerals exploration sector.
Chevron Australia has purchased three exploration interests in the Carnarvon Basin offshore Western Australia, comprising 50 trillion cubic feet of gas resources over an area of 23,170 square kilometres.
The program provides a more systematic process for releasing resource exploration tenders and to further bolster the state’s $20 billion-plus resources sector, according to the Queensland Government.
A prototype, coiled tubing (CT) drilling rig being developed by a research centre in Victoria has entered its second major field trial, promising cheaper, faster greenfields mineral exploration.
Australia’s mining industry continues to spend more on exploration after several years in the doldrums for the sector.
Ausgold has secured a $150,000 grant through the Western Australian Government’s Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS), which will be used to conduct drilling activities at its Katanning gold project.
The Australian Government plans to revive greenfields exploration through a new scheme.
MOD Resources plans to double its exploration budget at the Botswana copper project to $10 million.
The Western Australian Government plans to continue funding the $10 million a year Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS).
Construction of the $800 million Northern Gas Pipeline, which will run from Tennant Creek to Mount Isa, has been launched.