Exciting Gold Intersections at Wandean

On the 20th January 2014, Nagambie Mining Ltd (ASX: NAG,  www.nagambiemining.com.au) announced results of its late 2013 RC program of 33 holes at Wandean.  Gold intersections of 21.1 g/t and 10.6 g/t over one metre intervals were reported.  Of the 1939 metres drilled, 17 1-metre intersections returned more than 2 g/t gold, and wide zones of low grade gold averaging around 1 g/t were reported.

These are the highest gold values recorded in a drilling program in oxide material, for the whole of the Nagambie region – the highest gold value recorded while drilling out the Nagambie Mine (9 km to the south east) in the late 1980s was 16.3 g/t.  The gold intersections have confirmed the exploration strategy developed for Nagambie Mining by Exploration Management Services, based on regional south directed thrusting which developed anticlinal folds in the footwalls to the major reverse faults, later to be brecciated and mineralised.

Perhaps Nagambie will prove to be more than a one-mine Goldfield?



Wandean Potential Grows

Nagambie Mining announced on 4th April 2013 that soil sampling has increased the potential of the Wandean gold discovery to the east.  Surface soil sampling up to 650 metres east of the most easterly drilled RC holes (with significant gold mineralisation) recorded strongly elevated arsenic, antimony and gold values following the trend of the mapped Wandean Thrust.

Further soil sampling will be undertaken to map out the soil anomaly to the east, followed by more RC drilling.

EMS is proud to be involved with this project.

Gold Discovered at Wandean

Nagambie Mining announced on 22nd February, 2013 the discovery of gold mineralised sandstones at its Wandean Prospect, just 4 km north of Nagambie in central Victoria.  A recently completed RC drill program returned 1 metre @ 1.6 g/t gold in WRC09, 3m @0.91 g/t in WRC10, 3m @ 1.14 g/t in WRC11, 1m @ 1.59 g/t in WRC12 and 2m @ 1.28 g/t gold in WRC18, and is open to the east.

The Wandean Prospect came to the attention of Nagambie Mining through researching historical exploration reports – the area had been subject to soil sampling by Metex Exploration in 1996 which outlined 2 parallel gold-arsenic soil anomalies.  Follow-up mapping by Exploration Management Services showed the presence of a significant E-W reverse fault which had disrupted folded Devonian sediments in much the same fashion as at the Nagambie Mine.  Rock chip sampling showed concentrations of arsenic, antimony, and gold assays returned up to 2.86 g/t in a silicified sandstone.

EMS designed and implemented an RC drill program for Nagambie Mining in December 2012.  The Company is

Wandean RC Drilling

RC Drilling at Wandean

continuing exploration with extensions to the soil sampling and further RC drilling.



Continuing success at Four Eagles

On 24th July Catalyst Metals (ASX:CYL) announced Very High Grade Gold intersections on the newly named DISCOVERY PROSPECT within its Four Eagles Project.

Gold to 152 g/t was returned from a 0.2 metre intersection in diamond hole FEDD008.  Other intersections reported include:

Hole FEDD007 0.20 metres @ 1.35 g/t Au from 160.3 metres
0.40 metres @ 16.20 g/t Au from 167.7 metres
0.75 metres @ 15.30 g/t Au from 170.4 metres
0.45 metres @ 1.04 g/t Au from 183.95 metres

The Discovery Prospect is now added to the Hayanmi and Boyd’s Dam Prospects as having potential for economic gold mineralisation located beneath Murray Basin cover sediments.  The three prospects are on the southern ends of 3 separate gold trends that are up to 5 km long

Aircore hole FE584 was drilled 200 metres north of FEDD007 and intersected 3 metres @ 0.88 g/t Au from 117 metres. Another aircore hole, FE 587 drilled 100 metres north of FEDD007, was unable to drill into a massive quartz vein at 114 metres which is believed to be the lode extension.

Further information can be found on Catalyst’s web site at www.catalystmetals.com.au

Project Summary is listed on the Projects Page:  Four Eagles Project

EMS is pleased to be associated with this very promising project north of Bendigo, Victoria.


High Grade Gold Mineralisation located at Four Eagles Project

Catalyst Metals Ltd reported on 17th July that high grade gold mineralisation had been intersected at the newly named HAYANMI PROSPECT.

Results included:

3 metres @ 11.1 g/t Au from 87 metres and 3 metres @ 1.06 g/t Au from 93 metres in FE 591
3 metres @ 19.5 g/t Au from 90 metres and 3 metres @ 1.26 g/t Au from 93 metres in FE 592
• 3 metres @ 1.23 g/t Au from 126 metres in FE595
3 metres @ 16.8 g/t Au from 108 metres in FE608

Continuous mineralisation has now been recorded over a strike length of 600 metres on the Hayanmi Prospect which is still open to the north and south.

This prospect is in addition the 700 metre long BOYD’S DAM Prospect, results announced on June 22nd included:

Hole FE579: 36 metres @ 0.92 g/t Au from 48 metres
(including 9 metres @ 2.34 g/t Au from 48 metres and 3 metres @ 1.58 g/t Au from 78 metres)
Hole FE572A: 3 metres @ 2.04 g/t Au from 51 metres
Hole FE578: 3 metres @ 1.23 g/t Au from 60 metres
Hole FE575: 3 metres @ 0.92 g/t Au from 66 metres

EMS is has been supplying technical and professional expertise on the Four Eagles Project since July 2008.

AIG Submission to Parliamentary Inquiry

Geoff Turner supported the Victorian Branch of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists in their submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Greenfields Exploration and Project Development in Victoria.

The submission was supported by attending the Economic Development & Infrastructure Committee with Chairman Rodney Fraser, on Monday 7th November 2011

The Presentation concentrated heavily on the regulatory framework affecting explorers in Victoria, and presented the results from the Questionnaire that was circulated among Victorian members of the AIG in August 2008.

It was stressed to the Committee that:

  • Work Plan submissions need to be streamlined, preferably template based and with web-based lodgement
  • There is a need for a “one-stop-shop” for Work Plan Approvals
  • Work Plan approvals must be made by officers who are familiar with and understand the methods used by explorers
  • Approvals of Work Plans should be based on Outcomes, rather than Methods
  • DPI must embark on an education program of officers in other departments who are likely to be called on to assess Work Plans
  • GeoScience Victoria to continue its data-gathering projects, and include programs such as greater coverage of gravity, EM and seismic data
  • DPI to take an active role in promoting the mineral industry in Victoria, not only to interstate explorers, but to local communities

The Committee was left with the comment that if the government is keen to show its support of the mineral industry, then that attitude must also be pervasive throughout all its departments.


EMS has moved offices

Due to an increase in workload, staffing requirements and the need for an on-site core processing facility, Exploration Management Services has moved to:

26 Abel Street

Golden Square, Victoria 3555

The new office provides room for workstations for all staff with a separate meeting room for clients and their representatives.  At the rear of the office is a large shed to store all our field equipment with space for core logging and cutting.

The premises are also on a large block of land which can be made available for the storage of clients’ drill core.

These new premises will allow EMS to better service its clients’ needs by reducing travel costs to core processing sites, and by combining data collection with data processing at the same site.



Aircore Success at Nagambie

Gold in Basement Anomaly at Nagambie North

Nagambie Mining Ltd announced today that a gold in basement anomaly (defined by gold values > 0.1 g/t in 3 metre sample intervals) has been located under around 40 metres of cover sediments, just 2 km north of the company’s Mining Licence at Nagambie.  Aircore drilling of a coincident arsenic-gold soil anomaly returned values to 1.15 g/t, and has indicated the presence of a gold-in-basement anomaly up to 2.3 km long.

This anomaly is comparable in strike length to the mining operations conducted at Nagambie during the early 1990s by Perseverance Corporation Ltd.

Nagambie Mining Ltd is conducting further soil sampling south of the Nagambie before undertaking the next phase of Aircore drilling on this property.

Exploration Management Services continues to provide strategic advice, as well as managing Nagambie Mining’s exploration programs.

Lockington Drill Achievement

Stratigraphic holes hit gold mineralisation

Timpetra Resources Ltd (ASX Code: TPR) announced today encouraging results from its diamond drill program on the  Lockington Project.  Diamond drilling re-commenced in April, with 5 holes completed and results from 4 holes received.

  • Narrow zones of higher grade gold mineralisation intersected (including 2.1 metres @ 7.79 g/t Au) received in LODT003
  • Wide zone of gold mineralisation intersected (23.3 metres @ 0.50 g/t Au) in LODT004
  • Silver of up to 1 oz per tonne (31 g/t) in individual samples returned in LODT004

The drill program was designed to map the geology of the Lockington South Prospect without targeting gold mineralisation specifically.  Gold at Lockington, as at Fosterville, is structurally controlled and occurs with arsenopyrite associated with stockwork quartz veining in turbidite sequences.  The 23 metre intersection in LODT004 is the widest intersection of mineralisation seen in the Lockington Project and points to the presence of significant mining widths.

Exploration Management Services is the Project Manager for the Lockington Project.


High Grade Gold at Four Eagles

High grade gold mineralisation extended at Four Eagles Gold Zones

Catalyst Metals Ltd announced today some results of its recent 94 hole drill program:

Aircore drillhole FE471 intersected 3.0 metres @ 15.3g/t Au from 81 metres and 3.0 metres @ 5.5g/t Au from 75 metres

Gold and arsenic values and quartz vein intersections broadly delineate three parallel zones of gold mineralisation up to 5 kilometres long (Osprey, Harrier and Goshawk Zones)

This announcement follows on from excellent results announced in May, which included:

3.0 metres @ 3.3g/t Au from 45 metres, and 3.0 metres @ 14.7g/t Au from 57 metres in Aircore drillhole FE415.  This, and others show that the gold mineralisation footprint has been extended another kilometre in an easterly and northerly direction.

Exploration Management Services continues to provide technical support and interpretation to Kite Gold Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Catalyst Metals Ltd which is the Joint Venture Operator with Providence Gold & Minerals Pty Ltd.