EXPLORATION LICENCE APPLICATION - DART MINING NL - EL007170
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):
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 websites: https://www.amets.com.au/victoria-tenements and https://earthresources.vic.gov.au/licenceapplications
4. Details of the application:
Application number: EL007170
Locality of the land to which the application relates: The application is 19km west of Corryong, around the small localities of Berringama and Beetoomba.
Approximate area of the application (Graticular Sections): 27
Date of the application: 10 June 2020
Term the licence is applied for: 5 years
Outline of the proposed program of work: Desktop study, Mapping, Geophysics, Sampling, Drilling, Resource Assessment.
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/- Manager 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:
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 on the department’s Community & Land Use page: https://earthresources.vic.gov.au/community-and-land-use
The Work Program - EL007170
SUMMARY MINERALISATION STYLE
The Ordovician Pinnak Sandstone (OMB) / Corryong Granite is the target for intrusive related and Porphyry stockwork precious and base metals systems. Porphyry style deposits have the majority of mineralisation formed as stockworks and breccia veining within or near the margin of the causative intrusive (the source of the metals, mineralising fluids and heat engine driving the system. Primary and secondary copper mineralisation has been noted at the Copper Quarry Prospect within sediments adjacent to felsic dykes and within mafic dykes. The target sought is disseminated copper mineralisation within the stockwork vein networks, primarily present in chalcopyrite. Sulphides noted from recent exploration include Molybdenite, Chalcopyrite, Bornite, Chalcocite/Covellite and rarely Azurite. Past exploration within the wider Corryong region indicates that various classes of porphyry are likely to exist within the new metallogenic province ranging from Mo/Cu/Ag dominant through to potential for Cu/Au systems.
A five-phase exploration program is proposed:
1. Phase 1 – Geological Mapping / Geophysical Planning / Geochemistry Program. Regional geological mapping and planning CSAMT geophysics / project logistics. Down-hole detailed geochemistry and spectral analysis is also planned to further improve target vectoring:
o TIMING: 12 months
2. Phase 2 – Work Plan Preparation / Geophysics / Drilling Permitting. Work Plan preparation for geophysics. This process may require flora / heritage surveys and Vegetation Offsets prior to works and may require a total of 3 - 4 months of management time during year 2. CSAMT programs across multiple sites are likely to generate one or more drill targets. Planning and permitting commences for ranked drill targets into Year 3:
o TIMING: 12 months
3. Phase 3 – RC Program. Scout drilling over CSAMT anomalies identified as drill targets – drill test up to 250m deep holes (total up to 2,000m). Requires supervision, field staff and reporting of up to 2,000m of RC drilling:
o TIMING: 12 Months
4. Phase 4 – Resource RC Program. Work Plan preparation / tracks / offset for Resource (infill) drilling over identified mineralised porphyry target/s – drill test up to 450m deep holes (total up to 2,000m). Requires supervision, field staff and reporting of up to 2,000m of RC drilling:
o TIMING: 12 Months
5. Phase 4 – Resource RC Program. RC / DDH infill drilling (2,000m) within the identified mineral resource to perform resource estimation studies. Maiden Mineral Resources Estimate, PEA studies:
o TIMING: 12 Months
Infill drilling and resource estimation is likely to continue in years 4 and 5 and be part of the project feasibility assessment stage of the project. Years 3-5 will be likely to include the estimation of an Indicated Resource that would require appropriate drill density, geotechnical and preliminary mine design studies. This work would need to be followed by a PEA. Should the assessment show a viable project, a mineralisation report would be prepared, and a Mining Licence Application submitted for approval.
The Community Engagement Strategy – EL007170
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.