Kalgoorlie core library expanded to support mining industry

The Joe Lord Core Library in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia has opened following its expansion as part of the COVID-19 Goldfields-Esperance Recovery Plan.   The improved facility provides mining companies, geoscientists and explorers with greater access to view and analyse the drill cores containing a wealth of geoscientific information. 

“The completed expansion of the Joe Lord Core Library is welcome news for the local community and mining industry, as it could save companies millions of dollars in research,” Kalgoorlie member of the legislative assembly Ali Kent said. 

“Kalgoorlie is now well-equipped to support our local explorers, which supports local jobs.” 

The construction works were completed by local indigenous business Yonga Djena and building contractor ACorp Construction on time and on budget. 

The 2100 square metre extension has tripled the storage capacity of the world-class core sample library. 

“The core library supports the very popular Exploration Incentive Scheme, which has just recently offered $6.35 million grants to 51 exploration projects,” Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston said. 

“This is further proof of the McGowan Government’s support of the exploration industry and regional communities.” 

Drill core facilities are becoming increasingly important as demand grows across the globe for new economy minerals, and explorers work to uncover new deposits. 

CREDIT – Australian Mining

Lefroy lifts veil on two gold anomalies in WA

Perth-based Lefroy Exploration could have an additional suite of broad gold anomalies on its books after receiving encouraging assay results from its maiden 136-hole, 4056 metre geochemical based aircore drilling program at its Coogee South prospect, part of the Eastern Lefroy project east of Kalgoorlie in WA.

Lefroy has christened its two new gold anomalies; “Catalina” and “Bronte”.  The Catalina anomaly sits immediately south of Lefroy’s tenement boundary and extends across 800m in strike. The company says Catalina exhibits both gold and copper anomalism and it interprets its strongest anomalism to be associated with the potential continuation of the flat dipping Coogee structure.

Additionally, the Bronte gold anomaly is about 400m in strike and exhibits no copper anomalism. Lefroy says that recent drill results suggest Bronte is open to the south.  The company says multiple holes from its most recent campaign ended in anomalous gold mineralisation near the top of the fresh rock.

The recent discovery follows a busy few days for the company after it looks to have found a significant intrusion-related mineralised system at its Burns copper-gold prospect near Kalgoorlie.  Lefroy’s two new anomolies are a good start and it seems that Lefroy has plenty of smoke to follow up.

Our Gems WA presents a FREE Tour Guide Workshop hosted by Tourism Council WA

Our Gems WA has partnered with the Tourism Council of WA to present a FREE Learn to be a Tour Guide from the experts! course.

The one-day course on Tuesday 26 October was developed by award-winning touring & training organisation Global Gypsies and conveys the basic principles of guiding in a fun and supportive environment.

The course is ideal for new or aspiring guides, or existing guides wanting to brush up their skills, and is suitable for full-time, part-time, casual or volunteer guides in a range of diversified working environments.  Participants will receive a workbook and Certificate of Completion.

There are only 20 spaces available and lunch is included, the venue has yet to be announced but for more information or to book, please visit https://tourismcouncilwa.com.au/events-training/private-kalgoorlie-tour-guide-workshop

 

Lynas Rare Earth Pop Up Shop in Kalgoorlie

Three quarters of lithium now used in Tesla cars already comes from Australia, as does a third of its nickel requirements. Each electric vehicle contains about $5,000 worth of metals, according to Tesla figures.  In a speech to mining industry leaders, Tesla chair Robyn Denholm predicted that Tesla could soon consume more than $1 billion a year in Australian produced lithium, nickel, Rare Earths, and other battery metals


Lynas is currently forging ahead with a Rare Earth Processing Facility in Kalgoorlie, currently seeking public review of its Environmental Review Document (ERD): http://ow.ly/1obt50F2HcC, from 9 June to 7 July 2021.  To improve accessibility in line with their commitment to consult with the community, Lynas is running a pop-up information point in St Barbara Square on Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie (Wednesday to Saturday, from 2 June until 19 June).

All are welcome to come in and talk with the Lynas team about the contents of the ERD, get an update on the project and hard copies of the ERD will also be available for viewing.   Rare earths are essential in making electric vehicles and electronics, as well as in defence applications. Exciting times ahead, to expand the Goldfields’ breadth of innovative technology and expand into new territories and industries!

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