Kalamazoo Resources Limited


Notice of Application for an Exploration Licence

Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990 - Section 15(5)

Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) (Mineral Industries) Regulations 2019

- Regulation 22(1) and Schedule 1


1. Name and address of applicant(s):

Kalamazoo Resources Limited

Unit 6, 328 Reserve Rd, Cheltenham, VIC 3192


2. Contact details of applicant for map and other

information requests:

Melissa Say, Authorised Agent (as employee of Australian Mining & Exploration Title Services) Mobile: 0429 787 593 Email: vic @amets.com.au


3. Details of the Application:

Application No: EL007021

Locality of the land to which the application relates: The application is around Welshmans Reef, 1km west of Maldon and includes Newstead in the south

Approximate Area of Application: 68 graticules

Date of the application: 26 August 2019

Term Licence applied for: 5 years


4. Proposed program of works

Outline of the proposed program of work:

  1. Historical research and data compilation
  2. Field site reconnaissance and geological mapping
  3. Rock chip and soil sampling programs
  4. Ground-based geophysical surveys over selected target areas
  5. Exploration drilling of identified targets


5. Objections:

Any person may object to a licence being granted by:

a. Putting the objection in writing, and

b. Include the grounds on which it is made

Objections must be lodged within 21 days after the latest date on which the application was advertised and can be lodged online or posted to:

The Minister for Resources

c/- Manager Licensing

Earth Resources Regulation

GPO Box 2392


It is recommended that objections are lodged online to ensure timely consideration.


Enquiries can be made by writing to the Manager Licensing at the above address or by phoning the Earth Resources Information Centre on 1300 366 356.


6. Other information:

a.Subject to other requirements being satisfied, an exploration licence, if granted, entitles the holder of the licence to explore and search for minerals in the relevant land, but does not entitle the holder to undertake mining.

b. Further information regarding the requirements that must be complied with prior to work being undertaken is available at: http://www.earthresources.vic.gov.au




Work Program


Nature of On Ground Exploration/Timing and Forecast Expenditure

A program of proposed staged exploration activities is set out below, inclusive of estimated program duration and expenditure – exploration expenditure may be accelerated or moderated dependent upon success, staff availability and funding.


Year 1 – Historical Research / Data compilation / Field Reconnaissance / Identify Stakeholders. Historical research on past exploration over this tenement will be undertaken along with data compilation to utilise all historical findings to forward plan the exploration program. Reconnaissance trips to site to undertake geological mapping and become familiar with the geology, ground conditions and local stakeholders.  

  • EXPENDITURE: $50,000


Year 2 – Geological mapping / Soil sampling. Planning for soil sampling grids over select targets will take place along with further geological mapping and collection of local information to aid in all future exploration programs.

  • EXPENDITURE: $60,000


Year 3 – Ground Based Geophysics.  Undertake ground-based geophysics over ranked targets to better determine drill targets prior to drilling.

  • EXPENDITURE: $50,000


Year 4 – Work Plan Preparation. Work Plan preparation for proposed drilling over ranked targets following soil surveys and ground based geophysics. The Work Plan will require flora / heritage surveys and vegetation offsets prior to works and may require a total of 3-4 months to prepare and attain approvals prior to exploration drilling. 

  • EXPENDITURE: $50,000


Year 5 – Drilling. Possible RC drilling within the identified ranked targets. Details of drilling will be entirely dependant upon findings during the previous 4 years of desk-based studies, soil and rock chip sampling and geophysics.

  • EXPENDITURE: $50,000



TOTAL PROJECT BUDGET (Yr 1 – 5): $260,000




The Community Engagement Plan for EL007021


In general terms, the licensee's community engagement plan is broadly based on the following:

Identify individuals or groups which may be impacted by the operations on the licence. This would involve the compilation of a list of adjacent landowners, persons living on or in the vicinity of the licence and other community groups which may be impacted by the operations. Groups such as the Victorian Farmers Federation or the local Field Naturalists Club. Government Departments, Federal, State or local, and other government bodies such as CMA's who have a particular interest in the land on which the licence is situated should also form part of the consultation group.

It will be necessary to identify the expectations or attitudes of these groups and individuals. Often a direct face to face approach is the best way to engage many members of the community.

The licensee will need to assess the impact of their operation on these individuals and groups. Following the consultation, the full impact would be assessed by guidelines provided by the Department.

An assessment will be made following the consultation as to what level of community input and involvement can be achieved. There are likely to be a range of matters which may need to be considered. Ideally, many of the ideas and suggestions will be mutually beneficial to both the licensee and the local community. Matters such as working hours or attitudes to working on days of high fire danger or working on hot and windy days may be matters which the local community could have views which need to be considered by the licensees.

Any contact or complaint will be noted in a complaints book, and the licensee will promptly make suitable arrangements to contact the complainant. Where possible, the matter would be settled between the two parties, but the local Mines Inspector or the Mining Warden may be requested to assist in resolving any issue or meditating on the matter.

Such interaction with the community will be used to identify any issues that may be arising from the operations on the licence and will attempt to accommodate the views of the stakeholders in dealing with any such issues.

The community is welcomed for their interest and input into ensuring that there are minimum adverse effects to the amenity of the area, or the impact on the expectation of the community for the peaceful enjoyment of their local environment.

The licensee is mindful of the need to maintain these exceptionally good community relations and to ensure that the channels of communication between the licence holder and the community in which it operates are kept open. All discussion with the community is based on mutual trust and respect.