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September 2017

Welcome to the latest edition of the Minerals Update Newsletter

In this edition:

  • Stavely Project update
  • Revolutionary RoXplorer® now ready for licencing
  • Minister for Resources visits Fosterville Gold Mine
  • Upcoming events
  • Industry news

Stavely Project update

All data on the Stavely geological province in Western Victoria has now been released.

Data reports are expected to be released in October 2017.

Information on the Stavely Project, including data releases, can be accessed from Geoscience Australia and Geological Survey of Victoria.

If you have any questions regarding Stavely Geoscience Data please contact Cameron Cairns, Manager, Minerals Geoscience, Geological Survey of Victoria.

Revolutionary RoXplorer® now ready for licencing

Following the successful second field trial of the RoXplorer®, reported in our July edition, the coil tube drill rig is now ready for licencing and potential commercialisation later this year.

The second field trial undertaken by the Deep Exploration Technologies Cooperative Research Centre (DET CRC) was put through its paces during May and June just outside the regional centre of Horsham in Western Victoria. This second field trial followed previous collaborative efforts between the Geological Survey of Victoria, Geoscience Australia and the DET CRC as part of the Stavely stratigraphic drilling program completed in 2014.

Read DET CRC's latest media release to learn how this revolutionary new drill rig could revitalise Australia’s mining industry.

Watch the RoXplorer® Field Trials Overview video to view this exciting new technology.


Minister for Resources visits Fosterville Gold Mine

In early August, Victoria's Minister for Resources Wade Noonan visited Kirkland Lake Gold’s Fosterville Gold Mine (Victoria’s largest producing gold mine) near Bendigo, to see how its extensive gold exploration program is going, following the award of a TARGET Round 2 mineral exploration grant.

The Minister's visit follows Fosterville’s recent record gold production and announcement of a more than doubling of its estimated underground gold reserves.

To learn more read the Minister's media release.

Upcoming Events

If you’re attending any of the following events, please make time to catch up with representatives from the Geological Survey of Victoria and Minerals Development Victoria to discuss the latest Stavely data releases and project progress.

Geoscience data sets from the Stavely Project, and other information on Victoria’s mineral opportunities will be available from our representatives in attendance.

If you are unable to attend these events, all of the above information can be made available.  Please email

Australian Institute of Geoscientists Annual Conference

13 October 2017

Macedon Ranges Hotel & Spa
652 Black Forest Drive
Macedon, Victoria


Australian Institute of Geoscientists Annual Conference

The topic of this year's Annual Conference of the Australian Insitute of Geoscientists (Victoria branch) is 'Smart use of technology and data'.  

This conference provides the opportunity for geoscientists who have made smart discoveries using smart technology to showcase their results. The Geological Survey of Victoria will have a booth and will be giving a technical presentation on the Stavely Project 3D model.

IMARC 2017

30 October – 2 November 2017

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Victoria


International Mining and Resources Conference 2017

Australia’s largest mining conference includes Mines and Money Australia, the country’s largest mining investment forum. More than 2,500 mining leaders, policy makers, financiers, technical experts, innovators and educators will hear from over 200 international speakers for four days of learning, deal-making and unparalleled networking.



14-15 November 2017

Pan Pacific Perth Hotel
Adelaide Terrace
Perth, Western Australia



NewGenGold is the world’s pre-eminent gold exploration conference held in November of every second year in Perth, Western Australia.

NewGenGold focusses on the discovery case histories of the world’s most recent gold mines or soon-to-be mines. The Geological Survey of Victoria will have a booth showcasing all the latest research and gold news from Victoria.

Industry news

Some recent highlights from the minerals industry in Victoria:

Stavely Minerals Limited

12 July 2017: Stavely Generates Outstanding Porphyry Drill Target at Toora West, Western Victoria

23 August 2017: Impressive Thick Porphyry-Style Copper-Gold Intercepts at Thursday's Gossan, Victoria

Catalyst Metals Limited

11 July 2017: Catalyst Metals Ltd, reports best-ever gold intersections recorded in Four Eagles gold project drilling, north of Bendigo

26 July 2017: High Grade Gold Mineralisation in RC Drilling at Tandarra Gold Project

Kirkland Lake Gold

27 July 2017: Kirkland Lake Gold Announces Updated Mineral Reserves At Fosterville, Underground Ounces More Than Doubled, Grade Increases 83%

8 August 2017: Kirkland Lake Gold Reports Additional High Grade Drill Results at Fosterville, Continues to Demonstrate Growth Potential of Swan Zone

Mandalay Resources Corporation

24 July 2017: Mandalay Resources Provides Exploration Results for the First Half of 2017

Navarre Minerals Limited

28 July 2017: Drilling Confirms Multiple Gold Zones at Irvine Gold Project



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