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):

Dart Mining NL

c/- PO Box 440, Hove, SA 5048 

Mobile: 0429 787 593


2. Contact phone number of applicant (for map and other requests):

Melissa Say, Authorised Agent (as employee of Australian Mining & Exploration Title Services) Mobile: 0429 787 593 Email: 


3. Applicant’s Website (see notes) Further information about this application is available at the following website: https://www.amets.com.au/victoria-tenements


4. Details of the application:

Application number: EL007099

Locality of the land to which the application relates: approximately 30km east of Myrtleford and 6km south of Tallangatta

Approximate area of the application (Graticular Sections): 437

Date of the application: 1st October 2019

Term the licence is applied for: 5 years

Outline of the proposed program of work: Desktop study, Mapping, Sampling, Drilling, Resource assessment


5. Objections:

Any person may object to a licence being granted by:

a.     putting the objection in writing; and

b.     including 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/- Team Leader Licensing,

Earth Resources Regulation,

GPO Box 2392 MELBOURNE 3001.


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:

  1. 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.
  2. Further information regarding the requirements that must be complied with prior to work being undertaken is available on the department’s Community & Land Use page: https://earthresources.vic.gov.au/community-and-land-use

The Work Program



The Lockhart / Yabba Adamellite hosts disseminated gold mineralisation (+5m at >2 g/t Au) at the O’Dells mine with associated propylitic alteration and fine disseminated sulphides (dominated by arsenopyrite) – Sandy Creek Goldfield. Narrow, high grade Lode gold mineralisation is also noted within the OMC sediments and associated with simple granitic dykes throughout the Dorchap Range dyke zone – SE section of Sandy Creek Goldfield.


A four Phase exploration program is proposed:

1. Phase 1 – Office Studies. Collation of all previous open file exploration results /

interpretation and review of all modern geological evaluation and incorporate into

company database, design follow‐up mapping / geochemistry / drilling programs:

o TIMING: 3 – 4 months


2. Phase 2 – Geological Mapping / Geochemistry Program. Orientation rock / soil /

stream sediment / hydrochemistry program to isolate pathfinder elements and make

initial assessments of economic significance:

TIMING: 1 – 2 months


3. Phase 3 – Regional Geochemistry Program. Using the best pathfinder elements and

geochemical technique evident in the orientation program, complete a regional

geochemical program to target disseminated gold system and larger lode gold potential.

Define infill geochemistry / drill targets for follow‐up exploration:

TIMING: 6 – 12 Months


4. Phase 4 – RC/Diamond Drilling Program. Scout drilling at anomalies identified as

potential follow‐up drill targets – drill test up to 50m deep holes (total up to 1000m).

Requires permitting, cultural heritage and flora/fauna assessments, vegetation offset,

supervision, field staff, track construction and reporting:

TIMING: 3 – 6 Months




The Community Engagement Strategy for EL007099


Under section 39 of the MRSD Act, all licensees have a duty to consult with the community throughout the period of the licence. This involves sharing information about any authorised activities that may affect the community and giving members of the community a reasonable opportunity to express their views about those activities. The type and level of consultation needed depends on the type of tenement, the complexity of the project, the potential risks and who may be affected.

The Community Engagement Strategy is a live document and shall be reviewed to reflect current statutory requirements and amended intermittently as required or as part of comprehensive reviews.  In simple terms, the licensee must identify the community and stakeholders in which it is working, establish an effective means by which to communicate, engage in an on-going communications strategy and keep effective records of all stakeholder communications in a register. 

Dart Mining will seek to minimise and avoid disturbance where possible to the environment.  In accordance with the State Government Guidelines, any disturbance to the land will be rehabilitated. The community is welcomed for their interest and input into ensuring that there is a minimum of 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.