Tony Lofthouse, the chief executive of Thundelarra (ASX:THX), says the Australia-based miner has the funds it needs to carry out its plans. Lofthouse talks about what’s on the agenda next year for the company and the market for junior miners.
Brad Mills, the chief executive of Mandalay Resources (TSE:MND), explains what the mining group looks for in an acquisition. Mills talks about a potential for gold and silver prices to rise and why ‘it is a good time to buy assets’.
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Liberty Resources Limited is an Australian mining and exploration company focused on the discovery and development of clean energy sources from coal. Liberty’s immediate priority is to evaluate, and value add to its new discovery of shallow coal in the Bowen Basin, Queensland. What sets this coal exploration permit apart is that it is ready for drilling shallow, and potentially high value coal seams. Liberty has received early signs that this strategically positioned Bowen Basin Coal tenement could host an economic resource with recent exploration drilling returning better than expected results. Premium Coking and PCI coal mines, operated by companies such as BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Peabody and Vale, as well as rail and other infrastructure surround the project. Liberty’s long term goal is to make low cost, clean energy and fertiliser, from coal. The company continues to maintain its long term focus and planning for its flagship fertilizer project which may be located either near Injune or alternatively near Miles, in Queensland.
Smiibaw is a junior antimony/gold explorer and developer with projects in Queensland and Kosovo. The company’s initial focus is to advance its high grade Neardie project in Queensland followed by the Dardana project in Kosovo. The grades of the mineralisation in these projects allow some flexibility in processing options. In addition the company is pursuing a number of advanced projects to complement the existing portfolio and ultimately build a world class antimony producer.
Bullabulling Gold Limited (BGL:AIM, BAB:ASX) is progressing the 3.8 million ounce JORC compliant Bullabulling Gold Project through final feasibility study. First production targeted for 2016 with an initial mine life of 13 years at average annual production of 175,000oz. The wholly owned project is located near Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.
Gascoyne Resources Limited is an ASX listed, Australian gold exploration company. 3 major projects totalling 1.7Moz. 100% owned Glenburgh 1Moz, preliminary feasibility results confirm viable project, low all in costs, operating surplus ~ $160M over 4+ year operation. 80% owned Dalgaranga 685,000oz, mining lease granted. 100% Egerton(under option) 24,000oz.
Perth-based, Base Resources Limited (ASX:BSE / AIM:BSE) is developing the world-class Kwale Mineral Sands Project in Kenya, East Africa. Construction is nearing completion and ore mining and processing commenced in October, marking the start of Base’s transition from project developer to Africa’s newest producer.
New Age Exploration Limited (ASX:NAE) is an Australian company focused on coking coal exploration and development. Its flagship project is the Lochinvar Coking Coal Project in the UK which is ideally located to supply domestic UK and European steel mills with immediate access to existing rail and port infrastructure. Lochinvar has an Inferred Resource of 112 Mt and the company is targeting development of the project by 2016.”
Brisbane based SolGold carries a diverse portfolio of exploration projects in Ecuador, Solomon Islands and Australia. Cascabel, SolGold’s flagship copper-gold project in northern Ecuador is within the Andean western cordillera which hosts numerous Tier 1, world class copper-gold deposits through Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia (JV with Cornerstone Capital Resources.
From its sensational discovery in 2009 the DeGrussa Copper Mine in Western Australia is today one of the premier, high-grade copper mines in the Asia-Pacific region with current Mineral Resources of 634,000t Cu and 795,000oz Au and a growing portfolio of joint venture projects in Australia and internationally.
Sirius owns 70 per cent of the Fraser Range project situated east of Norseman in Western Australia, where it has discovered a new nickel-copper sulphide deposit known as Nova. Sirius is also exploring its 100 per cent owned Polar Bear project for gold and nickel.
Peninsula Energy Limited (Peninsula) is an emerging Uranium producer listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX Code: PEN) with assets in the USA and South Africa. The company has a strong shareholder base which includes Pala Investments Limited and BlackRock Funds with the top 20 shareholders owning 41% of the Company. Peninsula has a resource inventory of over 100million pounds of U3O8 and an exploration target of up to 500million pounds across its two project groups. The Company is focused on construction of the Lance ISR Projects, located in Wyoming USA, with production planned for last quarter 2014. The Company is also advancing it’s Karoo Projects in South Africa through the feasibility study process. The Company is targeting production of 2.2mlbs of uranium per annum from Wyoming, with an additional target of 3mlbs per annum from Karoo commencing in 2017.
Metminco (MNC), incorporated in Australia, is an ASX and AIM listed exploration and mining company. It is advancing a portfolio of exploration projects located in Chile and Peru, mainly focused on copper, but with significant exposure to molybdenum, zinc and gold. Projects range from early stage exploration, through advanced exploration, to feasibility. Metminco’s premier project is the 100% owned Los Calatos copper-molybdenum porphyry deposit located in southern Peru. The project has an estimated Mineral Resource of 304 million tonnes at 0.36% Cu and 0.018% Mo (0.15% CuEq cut-off) to a vertical depth of 500 metres below surface, and an estimated Mineral Resource of 1,058 million tonnes at 0.51% Cu and 0.024% Mo (0.35% CuEq cut-off) below 500 metres.
Nautilus Minerals, a seafloor resource exploration and development Company, plans to commercially explore the seafloor for copper, gold, silver and zinc seafloor massive sulphide deposits. Nautilus is currently focused on developing its Solwara 1 Project in the territorial waters of Papua New Guinea.
Talga Resources (ASX:TLG) is a diversified mineral explorer and developer focused on its world-class graphite assets in northern Sweden, which includes the highest grade JORC or NI43-101 graphite resource in the world, as well as 236 million tonnes iron ore resources in Sweden and high grade gold projects in Australia.
Venture Minerals Ltd is striving to discover and develop world class mineral deposits. The Company’s current focus is on realizing the full economic potential of the Mt Lindsay tin/tungsten Project in northwest Tasmania.
Mandalay Resources Corporation (TSX:MND) creates exceptional shareholder value through the acquisition of undervalued assets that can: become rapidly cash generative, self-fund exploration, establish and maintain high operating margins, and return cash to shareholders. Mandalay is a dividend-paying producer of gold, silver, and antimony from its operations in Australia and Chile.
Doray Minerals (ASX:DRM) is Australia’s newest high-grade gold producer, having achieved its first gold pour in August 2013 from its Wilber Lode deposit at Andy Well in the northern Murchison region of WA. There is near-term project upside and Doray has a strategic exploration portfolio in two Australian gold provinces.