Entries by Wally Graham

Orrex hits Lakeside gold

THE DRILL SERGEANT: The results are back in from Orrex Resources’ first reverse circulation (RC) drilling program at the Lakeside prospect, on its Golden Mile South project in Western Australia. The campaign consisted of eleven holes, four of which intersected gold mineralisation, for a total of 1,300m of reverse circulation drilling. Orrex said the holes […]

Rio funds Tasman’s Olympic Dam exploration

THE BOURSE WHISPERER: Exploration minnow Tasman Resources has signed a conditional agreement with Rio Tinto Exploration, a wholly owned subsidiary of global mining giant Rio Tinto. The agreement will see the latter’s subsidiary fund an accelerated exploration program on Tasman’s 100 per cent-owned Exploration Licence. The EL contains the Vulcan prospect, located 30 kilometres from […]

Rex eyes Hillside expansion

THE BOURSE WHISPERER: Rex Minerals will focus the pre‐feasibility study for its 100 per cent-owned Hillside copper project on expanding and optimising the mine plan to produce the equivalent of 100,000 tonnes of copper per annum. This is almost double the production rate the company originally outlined in stage one of a recent concept study. […]

Elvis has left the building Oct 7

THE BOURSE WHISPERER: The regular game of musical chairs continues within the boardrooms across the resources industry. The Whisperer pokes his head down the corridors of power to take a quick look at some of the chairs to have recently been vacated and to find out which ones have been filled:   Appointment of New […]

Pacrim drills into Kelly prospect

THE DRILL SERGEANT: Pacrim Energy has received results from a recently completed program of RC drilling on the Kelly prospect located within its 100 per cent-owned Redcliffe gold project near Leonora in Western Australia. The program was carried out to infill and extend zones of gold mineralisation the company had previously identified to a vertical […]

Invictus begins drilling campaign

THE DRILL SERGEANT: Invictus Gold has commenced the maiden drill program at the Scartwater prospects located on the company’s 100 per cent-owned Drummond Basin project in Queensland. The company will be conducting a program of 4,000 metres of reverse circulation (RC) drilling. This will be carried out over the Scartwater prospects as well as the […]

Catalyst cashed up for drilling

THE BOURSE WHISPERER: Catalyst Metals has raised $439,650 to fund its next phase of drilling at the Four Eagles gold project near Bendigo in Victoria. Catalyst has completed a share placement of 1.3 million ordinary fully paid shares at a subscription price of 35 cents per share to raise the funds. An aircore and diamond […]

Andre Labuschagne – Norton Goldfields

ONE OFF THE WOOD: On his way to the airport Norton Goldfields managing director Andre Labuschagne called into the Roadhouse for a quick refreshment and a quiet chat. It’s been a good year for Norton Goldfields. The company has been able to turn a lot of things around. What would be your top highlights for […]

Looking past near-term turmoil and gold market weakness

So apparently the gold bubble has burst, at least according to the media. The weakening value of gold over the fortnight in particular has led to a rash of negative comments with respect to the metal’s future. One really has to take a step back and put a commodity’s price fall into its proper perspective. […]

Emmerson makes second Tennant Creek discovery

THE DRILL SERGEANT: Tennant Creek-focused gold-copper explorer Emmerson Resources has discovered its second high-grade copper deposit. This new discovery called Goanna is located within its 100 per cent-owned Tennant Creek Mineral Field leases in the Northern Territory. It also lies within, what Emmerson describes as the “highly prospective” Gecko Structural Corridor. The discovery of Goanna […]