Goldfields core library helps explorer target prospects

Explorer thanks DMIRS for ‘great work’
Date: Monday, 25 March 2019

A prominent Perth-based explorer has publicly thanked the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) for helping it identify targets in the Fraser Range east of Norseman.

Metalicity Limited pegged two prospects after examining DMIRS open-file geophysical data and inspecting drill core at the department’s Joe Lord Core Library in Kalgoorlie.

In a statement to the ASX, Metalicity Exploration and Development General Manager Jason Livingstone said that thanks to the “great work being conducted by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety”, the company was able to identify “fantastic targets” after examining core drilled in 1980.

“The hunt now under way for nickel, copper and Platinum Group Metals mineralisation within these prospects highlights how industry can make great gains in knowledge without high expenditure to optimise their tenement placement,” DMIRS Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS) Coordinator Dr Charlotte Hall said.

“The company used our geophysical data to locate prospective areas, then looked at core samples at the Kalgoorlie library that were drilled nearly 40 years ago to refine their targets.”

Dr Hall said that the Goldfields core library played an important role in helping explorers through the EIS and its flagship Co-funded Drilling Program.

“It’s a vital local resource that has again proved its worth in helping mining companies target prospects in and around the Goldfields over the past two decades,” she said.

Dr Hall said that the Goldfields core library was also a hub for regional EIS projects, including past stratigraphic drilling in the Eucla and the 2D Eastern Goldfields seismic survey now under way.

“The library is currently the pivotal point for the storage of highly specialised trucks, equipment and co-ordination of the $1.5 million dollar project.”