Ausgold inches to mine trigger point 22/6/2017

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TEXT BY GEOFF VIVIAN

EXPLORATION company Ausgold is inching ever closer to the day it hopes to begin open pit mining in several locations near Katanning.

X22ALB_005PCEO Matthew Greentree said the company first needed to find one million ounces of gold within its 4,031 square kilometres of leases.

“We’ve already defined 637,000 ounces; if we push that to a million that would be a fairly reasonable sized operation,” Dr Greentree said.

“That would be a trigger point to start studies and development for a
mining project.

From The Great Southern Weekender Thursday, June 22, 2017 p5.

Ants and termites used to find gold 19/3/14

TEXT BY GEOFF VIVIAN

Scientists have been seriously examining an old prospectors’ trick.

Termites

COURTESY AARON STEWART, CSIRO.

Termites and ants can be used to detect base metals and gold to a depth of 1.4 metres.

What was part of Goldfields folklore since the 1920s is now scientific fact.

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An edited version of the story apeared in The Kalgoorlie Miner on 22/3/14