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April 2018

In this edition:

  • NOW RELEASED: Stavely Project Historical Mineral Exploration Data Compilation 
  • Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention: Australia Minerals Presentations
  • Industry news


Stavely Minerals Exploration Initiative Geoscience

The Stavely Initiative has delivered another major geoscience milestone, which further enhances the understanding of the minerals potential of the Stavely Arc in western Victoria. 

Historical Mineral Exploration Data Compilation 

A major compilation of historical geoscience data relating to the Stavely Arc in western Victoria is now available.

Open-file historical mineral exploration data in the Stavely Arc has been compiled by the Geological Survey of Victoria into a series of discoverable datasets, which will help improve mineral exploration targeting and efficiency in the region. 

Interrogation of the datasets reveal that hundreds of kilometres of strike length of prospective Cambrian-aged rock units remain untested by mineral exploration.


This compilation has delivered:

  • 30,665 surface (stream, soil and rock chip) geochemical samples
  • 9,951 drill holes for 291,374 metres of mineral exploration drilling

Highlights include:

  • a 25% increase in mineral occurrence records
  • a 91% increase in surface geochemistry sample records
  • a 22% increase in the number of drill hole collar records (and a 27% increase in the actual drilling metres)
  • over 153,200 drilling related lithology records
  • assay records for over 47,000 drilling samples
  • a centralised thin section petrographic description catalogue
  • a ground geophysical survey spatial index
  • improved metadata for airborne geophysical surveys index

Further information
Information on the Stavely Project, including the most recent data publications, can be accessed from Geoscience Australia and the Geological Survey of Victoria.

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

For more information on the Stavely Minerals Exploration Initiative, please contact Fiona Clarke, Manager - Resource Strategy and Industry Investment, Minerals Development Victoria.

PDAC Convention - Australia Minerals Presentations

If you were unable to attend the Australia Minerals Session at the recent PDAC Convention the presentations are now available online. Included is the presentation from the Geological Survey of Victoria highlighting emerging copper and gold geoscience research and opportunities. 

View the presentations here.

Industry News

Some recent highlights from the minerals industry in Victoria:

Stavely Minerals

10 April 2018: New 124m Intercept of Porphyry ‘M’ Veins above the Low-Angle Structure Opens Up Area to the North

Kirkland Lake Gold

6 April 2018: Kirkland Lake Gold Reports Strong Year-Over-Year Q1 Production Growth

2 April 2018: Kirkland Lake Gold Files Technical Report

Mandalay Resources

3 April 2018: Mandalay Resources Drills Multiple High-Grade Intercepts Beneath Historic Costerfield Mine, Victoria, Australia

Navarre Minerals

19 March 2018: Alluvial Gold Intersected at Stawell Granite Gold Project

8 March 2018: Second Rig Commences Drilling at Irvine Gold Project

12 February 2018: Navarre Commences Major 2018 Drilling Campaign

Catalyst Metals

2 March 2018: Four Eagles Mineralisation Report Accepted and Drilling to Recommence

Nagambie Resources

8 April 2018: Cluster of Four Sulphide-Gold Targets Depicted in Nagambie Mine and Racecourse 3D IP Surveys

22 March 2018: Strong 3D IP Sulphide-Gold Target Starts 180m Down Dip of Oxide Pits at Nagambie Mine

14 March 2018: IP Update, Drilling and Arcadia ELA Pegged

Dart Mining

21 March 2018: Lithium Exploration Activities Update

Chalice Gold

26 February 2018: Chalice Secures Extensive Strategic Position in Highly Prospective Northern Bendigo Region, Victoria

ECR Minerals

20 February 2018: Update on Gold Exploration in Victoria, Australia


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