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):

CGM (WA) Pty Ltd

c/- PO Box 440, Hove, SA 5048.  Mobile: 0429 787 593


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: 


3. Applicant’s Website (see notes) Further information about this application is available at the following websites: www.amets.com.au/victoria-tenements and earthresources.vic.gov.au/licenceapplications  


4. Details of the application:

Application number: EL007322

Locality of the land to which the application relates: Approx. 4km south of Wedderburn and approx. 20km northwest of Inglewood.  

Approximate area of the application (Graticular Sections): 30

Date of the application: 14 July 2020

Term the licence is applied for: 5 years

Outline of the proposed program of work: Desktop studies, community engagement, geophysical processing, reconnaissance, mapping, soil sampling, drilling, modelling, mining and environmental studies.


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/- 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:

  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




WEDDERBURN SOUTH - Proposed Work Program


Itinerary of Work

Year 1

  • Office-based Activities: Review and compile previous exploration reports and data (Datashed database) to refine areas of exploration interest and validate the effectiveness of previous exploration programs.
  • Landowner and local community engagement:  Identify and establish contact with local landholder, negotiate private land access agreements (Commercial Consent Agreement for Access to Private Land).
  • Field Reconnaissance: Field inspection of the tenement to assess logistics for upcoming fieldwork and meet with local stakeholders to negotiate land access agreements.
  • Geological Mapping: To better define the position of outcrops with a focus on geological structure and veining.
  • Geochemical Sampling: Soil sampling along identified key geological trends.


Budget: $19,500 (30 graticules)


Year 2

  • Office-based activities:  Database compilation, re-processing of regional geophysical datasets to further improve interpreted geology and highlight prospect-scale targets.
  • Drilling: Targets identified from Year 1 reconnaissance, geophysical and surface geochemical testing will be followed up with drill testing.   Drilling is expected to be undertaken with an air-core technique.  Any anomalous gold and/or pathfinder geochemical anomalies to be further followed up with targeted RC drill testing.
  • Geological Modelling:  Generation of 3D geological model (Leapfrog, Micromine) and interpretation of drilling results.


Budget: $21,000 (30 graticules)


Year 3

  • Office-based Activities:  Refining interpreted geology
  • Drilling: RC and/or DD drill testing of identified targets will form the bulk of the activities over subsequent years.
  • Geological Modelling:  Continued refinement of 3D geology model (Leapfrog, Micromine) and interpretation of drilling results.


Budget: $21,000 (30 graticules)

(Note: The allocated budget for later years will correspond to the size of the drill program or the minimum expenditure for that year, whichever is greater)


Year 4

  • Office-based Activities:  refining geology model and prospect-scale interpretation.
  • Drilling: On-going drill testing of identified targets will form the bulk of the activities over subsequent years.


Budget: $21,000 (30 graticules)


Year 5

  • Drilling: On-going drill testing of identified targets will form the bulk of the activities over subsequent years.
  • Resource Modelling:  Generate 3D digital model and undertake initial Mineral Resource Estimate
  • Mining Studies:  geo-metallurgy (includes hyperspectral) and mineralogy of any defined mineralisation, preliminary engineering studies.
  • Environmental Studies:  commence baseline environmental studies


Minimum Budget: $24,000 (30 graticules)



Year 1

Year 2-4

Year 5+

Community consultation













Identify and establish contact with stakeholders









Negotiate landholder access









Compile historic data









Complete geological interpretation









Geological mapping and soil sampling











Air-core drilling



AC in several phases





RC &/or diamond drilling



Phase 1 RC/DD


Phase 2 RC/DD

Resource drill-out

Resource modelling









Mining studies (met testing, engineering studies etc)









Environmental Studies












Timing of Exploration Activities

CGM has been successfully exploring on adjacent granted Exploration Licences since 2018, and given the majority of tenure is located over active farming areas (such as this Exploration Licence application),  the Company has found it prudent to schedule field programs so as to minimise interference with the seasonal activities of local landowners.   Accordingly, CGM has adopted a seasonal calendar of field programs as outlined below.


Oct-May:  Drilling activities (commence after harvest in Oct and continue to first crop sowing in May)

May-October:  No drilling activities unless Company has prior agreement. 



Challice Gold Mines hold clear values in relation to Community Engagement, the Environment and Health and Safety across all project areas, working closely with key stakeholders, ensuring that high standards of corporate responsibility are maintained throughout its operations. In relation to Victoria in particular, the applicant believes it has built a reputation of upholding those high corporate, social and environmental standards, recognising the importance of building respectful and inclusive relationships with local stakeholders, communities and governing organisations. The means to achieve this is briefly outlined below.


Community Engagement

  • A commitment to open and transparent communication with the communities in which it operates, welcoming any feedback from local members from planning stage to on-ground exploration.
  • Making up to date information available through various means, including door knocking, information handouts, advertising and website posting.
  • Providing mechanisms for stakeholder feedback.
  • A commitment to supporting local communities in the vicinity of its projects through the provision of local employment opportunities, use of local businesses and community partnering initiatives consistent with the applicant’s values.



Challice Gold Mines is committed to the responsible environmental management of all of its activities to ensure that the environmental effects are either prevented, or unavoidable impacts are minimised, and where possible, remediated to an acceptable standard.

To achieve the standards of environmental performance the applicant seeks to:

  • Satisfy all legal obligations imposed on the Company’s activities through leases, licences, approvals, consents or notices.
  • Integrate environmental factors into planning of programs.
  • Care for the environment and value culture heritage by having respect for the traditional rights of indigenous peoples.
  • Promote environmental awareness among Company personnel and contractors to increase understanding of environmental matters.


Health and Safety

Challice Gold Mines strives to maintain a safe and healthy working environment for all employees and contractors. Occupational safety and health is therefore an integral part of the applicant’s philosophy and management systems. The policy has been developed to ensure compliance with relevant legislation and will be reviewed regularly with the aim of continually improving safety and health in the workplace. Chalice Gold Mines will ensure adequate resources are available to implement the policy.

The objects of the policy are to:

  • Prevent work place accidents and disease.
  • Protect employees from safety and health hazards which may arise out of their work by providing and maintaining safe work places, plant and systems of work.
  • Have employees understand that they have a positive responsibility to ensure their own safety and the safety of others and comply with proper instructions.
  • Establish and maintain proper programs to meet the policy. 
  • The objectives of the safety and health policy are to:
  • Establish and maintain work practices which are safe and reduce the risk to health.
  • Provide training, re-training, information, instruction and supervision of all employees to enable them to perform their duties safely.
  • Develop procedures for hazard identification, risk assessment and to implement measures to control the risk.

The policy includes, but is not limited to:

  • Induction.
  • Safe work systems and practices.
  • Hazard identification, risk assessment and control procedures.
  • Accident / incident reporting, recording and investigation.
  • Provision of personal protective equipment; and rehabilitation.