http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au Proactiveinvestors RSS feed en Thu, 16 Aug 2018 16:05:41 +1000 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Genera CMS action@proactiveinvestors.com (Proactiveinvestors) action@proactiveinvestors.com (Proactiveinvestors) <![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals completes sale of conglomerate gold project in WA's Pilbara region ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/203014/impact-minerals-completes-sale-of-conglomerate-gold-project-in-wa-s-pilbara-region-203014.html Impact Minerals Limited (ASX:IPT) has completed the sale of its conglomerate gold project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia to Pacton Gold Inc (CVE:PAC).

This will allow Impact to focus its conglomerate-hosted gold exploration efforts on the Blackridge project, which is 30 kilometres north of Clermont in central Queensland.

Share sale agreement

The share sale agreement will see Impact receive C$350,000 cash and 2.125 million Pacton shares, which have a current value of more than C$1.062 million.

Impact can also receive C$500,000 cash for the discovery of an inferred resource of over 250,000 ounces of gold and retains a 2% smelter royalty subject to buyback.

 

The agreement involves the purchase by Pacton of Impact’s wholly-owned subsidiary Drummond East Pty Limited, which holds seven granted exploration licences in the Pilbara region.

Impact will provide ongoing technical advice to Pacton’s team.

Pacton has a strong business plan for exploration in the Pilbara and is well funded following a recent C$5.5 million raising including C$2 million from Eric Sprott, a major direct and indirect shareholder in Novo Resources Corp (CVE:NVO).

READ: Impact Minerals secures option to acquire conglomerate-hosted gold project

Blackridge represents an advanced project with previous production of about 185,000 ounces of gold from small shafts and related underground workings.

Impact has an option to acquire 95% of the project and has an adjacent 100% owned application for an exploration licence.

Together the project area covers 23 kilometres of strike and 37 square kilometres of prospective basal conglomerate of Permian age.

READ: Impact Minerals gets drilling underway at prolific epithermal gold-silver belt

Since acquiring the option two months ago, the company has advanced applications for the exploration licence and four mining leases, all of which include Native Title and Land Owner Access agreements.

It expects these will progress to completion in the next quarter.

A review and synthesis of previous exploration data is ongoing and once complete, areas will be selected for detailed mapping and bulk sampling.

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Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:33:00 +1000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/203014/impact-minerals-completes-sale-of-conglomerate-gold-project-in-wa-s-pilbara-region-203014.html
<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals hits multiple massive sulphides at Commonwealth Project ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/202254/impact-minerals-hits-multiple-massive-sulphides-at-commonwealth-project-202254.html Impact Minerals Limited (ASX:IPT) has intersected sulphide mineralisation in all six diamond drill holes completed thus far in a follow-up drill program at the Main Shaft and Silica Hill Prospects within its Commonwealth Project in New South Wales.

Notably, first assays are due by the end of August and offer the potential for a material increase in the inferred resource for the project.

At Main Shaft, four diamond drill holes have been completed to test for extensions at depth and along trend from the previously identified gold and silver-rich massive sulphide lens.

Drill core showing about 4 metres of the 6-metre-thick intercept of massive pyrite, sphalerite and galena

All four holes intersected varying widths of massive and/or semi-massive sulphide mineralisation comprising between 50% and 70% sulphides dominated by thicker layers of pyrite interlayered with up to 15% fine grained zinc sulphide (sphalerite) and up to 5% lead sulphide (galena).

In a few places there are also zones with thick layers of sphalerite with lesser galena and pyrite.

 

At Silica Hill, two diamond drill holes have been completed to test down dip and along-trend extensions to the previously discovered high-grade gold and silver mineralisation.

A strong mineralised zone about five metres thick was intersected from 212 metres down hole that contained up to 2% visible silver minerals.

READ: Impact Minerals gets drilling underway at prolific epithermal gold-silver belt

More detailed interpretation of these drill holes from both Main Shaft and Silica Hill is in progress and will be fully assessed upon receipt of the assays.

Two further drill holes will be now completed at the Commonwealth South prospect, located 400 metres south of Main Shaft where previous drilling returned 7 metres at 25.5 g/t gold, 62 g/t silver, 3.8% zinc and 1.6% lead.

READ: Impact Minerals signs C$5.5 million farm-in deal for Broken Hill project ]]>
Mon, 06 Aug 2018 14:00:00 +1000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/202254/impact-minerals-hits-multiple-massive-sulphides-at-commonwealth-project-202254.html
<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals gets drilling underway at prolific epithermal gold-silver belt ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/200996/impact-minerals-gets-drilling-underway-at-prolific-epithermal-gold-silver-belt-200996.html Impact Minerals Limited (ASX:IPT) has started drill testing five target areas identified from geophysical and geochemical data at its Clermont gold project in Central Queensland.

The project is in the Drummond Basin, a prolific epithermal gold-silver belt which hosts several world class gold deposits such as Pajingo (Vera-Nancy) (>5 million ounces), Mt Leyshon (>3 million ounces) and Mt Wright (>1 million ounces).

READ: Impact Minerals steps up exploration across gold and base metal projects

A recently completed induced polarisation (IP) survey identified multiple northeast trending anomalies that coincide with outcrops of gold-bearing quartz veins.

The resistivity data suggests that the quartz veins extend over a strike length of at least 6,000 metres.

Five priority areas for drilling

Importantly, a total of 98 rock chip samples taken from over the 6,000 metres of strike returned assays of up to 8.1 g/t gold with 35 samples returning assays of more than 0.1 g/t gold and 10 returning assays greater than 1 g/t gold.

The IP data together with the soil and rock chip geochemistry data have been used together with previous drilling data where appropriate to identify five priority areas for drilling.

Impact’s drill program will comprise up to 2,000 metres of reverse circulation drilling and is anticipated to be completed by mid-August with first assay results also at about that time.

READ: Impact Minerals signs C$5.5 million farm-in deal for Broken Hill project

Last week, Impact signed a binding letter of intent (LOI) to joint venture its Broken Hill project in New South Wales with BlueBird Battery Metals Incorporated (CVE:BATT).

Under the terms of the farm-in, Bluebird has the right to earn a 75% interest in the Broken Hill project by payments of cash and shares and exploration expenditures totalling C$5.525 million.

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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:22:00 +1000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/200996/impact-minerals-gets-drilling-underway-at-prolific-epithermal-gold-silver-belt-200996.html
<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals signs C$5.5 million farm-in deal for Broken Hill project ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/200534/impact-minerals-signs-c55-million-farm-in-deal-for-broken-hill-project-200534.html Impact Minerals Limited (ASX:IPT) has signed a binding letter of intent (LOI) to joint venture its Broken Hill project in New South Wales with BlueBird Battery Metals Incorporated (CVE:BATT).

Under the terms of the farm-in, Bluebird has the right to earn a 75% interest in the Broken Hill project by payments of cash and shares and exploration expenditures totalling C$5.525 million.

Targeting the emerging battery revolution

Impact managing director Dr Mike Jones said: “We are very pleased to partner with BlueBird Battery Metals on the Broken Hill Project.

“The management of BlueBird have a strong track record in exploration discovery and resource development and they are committed to exploration success on their Australian portfolio.

“They have chosen to focus on the Broken Hill project because of its prospectivity for a wide range of metals that will form a critical part of the emerging market for batteries and renewable energy sources and we look forward to working with them on their exploration programme.

“This will include early drilling on the targets Impact has already identified.”

READ: Impact Minerals steps up exploration across gold and base metal projects

The consideration for the transaction will include:

• C$150,000 cash;
• 5,250,000 shares in BlueBird (current market value C$2.63 million);
• C$2.25 million expenditure over three years to earn a 75% interest; and
• A further C$500,000 of shares in BlueBird over the 3 year earn-in.

Impact and BlueBird have also reached a unique agreement that protects Impact’s shareholding in the short term from any down side movement in BlueBirds share price.

Jones added: “Our partnership with BlueBird is also a successful outcome of the strategic review of our portfolio completed earlier this year and which has also led to the recently announced sale of our Pilbara gold project and drill programmes at our Commonwealth Project in New South Wales and Clermont Project in Queensland.

“All of this forms part of our overall strategy of generating first class projects and finding partners where appropriate.”

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Wed, 11 Jul 2018 14:32:00 +1000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/200534/impact-minerals-signs-c55-million-farm-in-deal-for-broken-hill-project-200534.html
<![CDATA[Media files - Impact Minerals active on five projects over next six months ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/stocktube/9796/impact-minerals-active-on-five-projects-over-next-six-months-9796.html Mon, 09 Jul 2018 09:59:00 +1000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/stocktube/9796/impact-minerals-active-on-five-projects-over-next-six-months-9796.html <![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals begins follow-up drilling for gold and silver at Commonwealth Project ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/199916/impact-minerals-begins-follow-up-drilling-for-gold-and-silver-at-commonwealth-project-199916.html Impact Minerals Limited’s (ASX:IPT) follow-up drill program to test the depth extent of high-grade gold and silver at the Silica Hill prospect is now underway at its Commonwealth Project in New South Wales.

Silica Hill Prospect: Geology, drill hole locations and recent significant results. The mineralisation is open and large areas remain to be drill tested.

The drill holes are targeted at the down dip and down plunge extension of the southern and northern mineralised zones identified either side of a porphyry unit within the Silica Hill rhyolite.

READ: Impact Minerals has further evidence of large gold and silver system at Silica Hill

The southern mineralised structure has good grade and geological continuity over a strike extent of at least 150 metres and recently returned high-grade gold and very high-grade silver results.

This includes an intersection of 22.5 metres at 1.7 g/t gold and 276 g/t silver from 166.7 metres down hole.

The northern mineralised zone, whilst of lower grade, also demonstrates very good continuity and recently returned a very thick intercept.

READ: Impact Minerals steps up exploration across gold and base metal projects

The robust and significant results delivered thus far from Silica Hill continue to demonstrate the potential for bulk mining and to significantly increase the resources at the Commonwealth Project.

The Commonwealth resource currently stands at 720,000 tonnes at 2.8 g/t gold, 48 g/t silver, 1.5% zinc and 0.6% lead.

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Mon, 02 Jul 2018 15:17:00 +1000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/199916/impact-minerals-begins-follow-up-drilling-for-gold-and-silver-at-commonwealth-project-199916.html
<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals steps up exploration across gold and base metal projects ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/199096/impact-minerals-steps-up-exploration-across-gold-and-base-metal-projects-199096.html Impact Minerals Limited (ASX:IPT) will ramp up exploration work over the next six months at four of its 100% owned gold and base metal projects across Australia.

Follow up drill programs are planned for the Commonwealth gold-silver-base metal project in New South Wales, the Clermont gold project in Queensland and the Mulga Tank gold and nickel project in Western Australia.

In addition, the first bulk samples will be taken at the Blackridge conglomerate gold project in Queensland in which Impact recently acquired an option to earn a 95% interest.

Notably, eleven of the most prospective targets for gold and other metals across the exploration portfolio will be drill tested by Impact.

Work will commence at Commonwealth and Clermont with drill rigs likely to be operating concurrently before moving on to Mulga Tank and Blackridge by about September-October.

At Commonwealth, all statutory approvals are in place to commence follow-up drilling at the Silica Hill Prospect where gold and high-grade silver intercepts were returned from the previous drill program.

READ: Impact Minerals shares rise as drilling reveals further breakthrough at Silica Hill

At Clermont, follow up drilling is planned at five targets to test previous high-grade drill intercepts and soil geochemistry anomalies.

The Clermont drill program will commence on completion of Land Access Agreement negotiations which are on-going and expected to be completed in early July.

At Mulga Tank in Western Australia, Impact has identified a signficant number of gold and nickel targets for follow up work.

The top three gold and top two nickel targets will be tested by a program of aircore drilling which will commence on the availability of an appropriate drill rig.

READ: Impact Minerals secures option to acquire conglomerate-hosted gold project

At the Blackridge conglomerate gold project in Queensland, bulk samples will be taken from the mineralised zone between the gold-bearing sedimentary units and the underlying basement.

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Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:23:00 +1000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/199096/impact-minerals-steps-up-exploration-across-gold-and-base-metal-projects-199096.html
<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals secures option to acquire conglomerate-hosted gold project ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/197774/impact-minerals-secures-option-to-acquire-conglomerate-hosted-gold-project-197774.html Impact Minerals Ltd (ASX:IPT) has acquired an option to purchase 95% of an advanced conglomerate-hosted gold project in central Queensland.

The project has historical production of about 185,000 ounces of gold from small shafts and related underground workings.

Impact has also applied for an adjacent exploration licence for a total area of 91 square kilometres, together named the Blackridge Gold Project.

Agreement to sell Pilbara Gold Project

In addition, Impact has reached an agreement to sell its Pilbara gold project following an approach by Pacton Gold Inc (CVE:PAC).

Impact will receive C$350,000 cash and 2.125 million Pacton shares, which have a current value of A$1.7 million.

The company can also receive C$500,000 cash for the discovery of an Inferred Resource of over 250,000 ounces of gold and retains a 2% smelter royalty subject to buyback.

The final share sale agreement and approval is subject to approval from the Canadian exchange.

Previous explorers underestimated nugget effect

Impact’s managing director Dr Mike Jones said: “These transactions confirm our belief in the potential for the discovery of another major conglomerate-hosted gold deposit in Australia following the extraordinary discovery by Novo Resources Corporation and Artemis Resources Limited in the Pilbara, the magnitude of which is still poorly understood by most.

READ: Impact Minerals chasing gold silver and base metals in central Queensland

“In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s the Blackridge area in Queensland produced over 185,000 ounces of gold from Permian conglomerates down to about only 70 metres below surface and we believe, based on the on-going work in the Pilbara by Novo, previous explorers have potentially significantly underestimated the nugget effect.

Leveraged to Pacton’s success through shareholding

Jones added: “In addition we have recently met with the management and backers of Pacton Gold and were impressed with their track records, their business plan for conglomerate-gold exploration in the Pilbara and also their ability to raise significant capital.

“This includes C$2 million from Eric Sprott, a major direct and indirect shareholder in Novo Resources, as part of a C$5.5 million raising.

“Given the advanced nature of our new Queensland project, it is only appropriate that we focus our conglomerate-gold exploration activities there whilst still retaining significant upside in the Pilbara in the form of a valuable shareholding in Pacton, a potential Discovery Bonus and a royalty.”

$30,000 option cost and $200,000 exercise cost

The option is exclusive and lasts for 18 months to acquire 95% of four mining lease applications and one exploration licence.

The option was purchased for $30,000 and if exercised, Impact will pay $200,000.

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Tue, 29 May 2018 09:55:00 +1000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/197774/impact-minerals-secures-option-to-acquire-conglomerate-hosted-gold-project-197774.html
<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals granted trading halt by ASX pending asset disposal news ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/197495/impact-minerals-granted-trading-halt-by-asx-pending-asset-disposal-news-197495.html Impact Minerals Limited (ASX:IPT) has been granted a trading halt by the ASX pending an asset disposal announcement.

The halt will remain in place until the opening of trade on Friday, May 25, 2018, or earlier if an announcement is made to the market.

Impact’s shares have traded in the range of 1.2 cents to 1.4 cents in the past week.

READ: Impact Minerals chasing gold silver and base metals in central Queensland

Last week the company announced that it was nearing completion of an induced polarisation survey at its Clermont Gold Project in central Queensland.

The survey is designed to identify targets to be drill tested as soon as practicable.

Impact says drilling at Clermont will follow the completion of planned drilling at the Commonwealth Gold-Silver Project in Central West New South Wales scheduled to start by late June.

 

 

The company manages extensive tenement holdings of more than 2,000 square kilometres featuring significant potential for high-grade mineral deposits of gold, silver, lead, zinc, copper, nickel and PGMs.

These tenements are in New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia with the most advanced project being Commonwealth.

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Wed, 23 May 2018 10:35:00 +1000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/197495/impact-minerals-granted-trading-halt-by-asx-pending-asset-disposal-news-197495.html
<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals chasing gold silver and base metals in central Queensland ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/196962/impact-minerals-chasing-gold-silver-and-base-metals-in-central-queensland-196962.html Impact Minerals Ltd (ASX:IPT) is nearing completion of an induced polarisation (IP) survey at its 100% owned Clermont Gold Project in central Queensland.

The project is in the southern part of the Drummond Basin, a prolific epithermal gold-silver belt hosting several world class multi-million-ounce gold deposits.

The aim of the IP survey is to identify targets to be drill tested as soon as practicable.

Drilling will follow the completion of the planned drilling at Impact’s 100% owned Commonwealth Gold-Silver Project in New South Wales scheduled to start by late June.

The IP survey at Clermont is centred over two key prospects, Retro and Retro-Extended.

The two prospects are at the northern end of the Retro Fault System, a 10 kilometre trend of gold-silver and base metal mineralisation.

Impact believes the fault system could host bulk tonnage porphyry-style mineralisation to high grade precious and base metal-rich epithermal mineralisation.

Historical exploration data confirms mineralisation is present

Previous explorers completed 27 reverse circulation (RC) holes for 1,342 metres at Retro-Extended.

A mineralised vein system was defined over 200 metres of strike and 75 metres depth with assay highlights featuring 8 metres at 16.1 g/t gold, 143 g/t silver, 5.6% copper and 7.8% lead from 8 metres.

Follow up soil and rock chip geochemistry surveys and 7 RC holes for 974 metres extended the total strike of mineralisation at Retro Extended up to 1,200 metres and to 125 metres below surface.

Other prospects with known mineralisation include Retro, Retro South, Retro East and Nanya.

READ: Impact Minerals reveals new targets for upcoming drill program

Last month, Impact identified new drill targets 1.5 kilometres from the Commonwealth – Silica Hill area in the Commonwealth Project in New South Wales.

The targets are along the Welcome Jack Trend and will be tested as part of the upcoming drill program.

The upcoming program will also follow up high-grade gold and silver results recently returned from the Silica Hill Prospect.

Exploration in 2017 uncovered the Silica Hill gold-silver system, which continues to be an emerging discovery.

Notably, Impact believes the entire Commonwealth - Silica Hill – Welcome Jack Trend is part of one very large system covering at least 5 square kilometres in area.

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Tue, 15 May 2018 12:57:00 +1000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/196962/impact-minerals-chasing-gold-silver-and-base-metals-in-central-queensland-196962.html
<![CDATA[Media files - Impact Minerals busy drilling at multiple projects over next six months ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/stocktube/9072/impact-minerals-busy-drilling-at-multiple-projects-over-next-six-months-9072.html Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:05:00 +1000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/stocktube/9072/impact-minerals-busy-drilling-at-multiple-projects-over-next-six-months-9072.html <![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals reveals new targets for upcoming drill program ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/194899/impact-minerals-reveals-new-targets-for-upcoming-drill-program-194899.html Impact Minerals Ltd (ASX:IPT) has identified new drill targets 1.5 kilometres from the Commonwealth – Silica Hill area in the Commonwealth Project in New South Wales.

The targets are along the Welcome Jack Trend and will be tested as part of the upcoming drill program.

The upcoming program will also follow up high-grade gold and silver results recently returned from the Silica Hill Prospect.

READ: Impact Minerals shares rise as drilling reveals further breakthrough at Silica Hill

New drill and rock chip assays together with an interpretation of ground gravity data were used to identify the new drill targets along the Welcome Jack Trend.

The drill program should commence by late June subject to approvals.

Welcome Jack Trend could be part of one very large system

Exploration in 2017 uncovered the Silica Hill gold-silver system, which continues to be an emerging discovery.

Notably, Impact believes the entire Commonwealth - Silica Hill – Welcome Jack Trend is part of one very large system covering at least 5 square kilometres in area.

Large areas of this system remain untested by drilling and it is evident that there is significant exploration upside in the area.

READ: Impact Minerals eyes gold-silver resource upgrade for Commonwealth project in 2018

The 100%-owned Commonwealth Project comprises 315 square kilometres of exploration licences 100 kilometres north of Orange. 

The belt is host to many major gold-silver-copper mines including the Cadia-Ridgeway deposits that contain at least 25 million ounces of gold and 5 million tonnes of copper.

Drilling results delivered to date have indicated the large scale and high-grade nature of the emerging Silica Hill gold-silver system.

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Fri, 13 Apr 2018 11:08:00 +1000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/194899/impact-minerals-reveals-new-targets-for-upcoming-drill-program-194899.html
<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals eyes gold-silver resource upgrade for Commonwealth project in 2018 ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/194579/impact-minerals-eyes-gold-silver-resource-upgrade-for-commonwealth-project-in-2018-194579.html Impact Minerals Limited’s (ASX:IPT) drilling results delivered to date indicate the large scale and high-grade nature of the Silica Hill gold-silver system at the Commonwealth project in New South Wales.

Furthermore, the company’s East Pilbara exploration licenses could potentially benefit from renewed interest in Witwatersrand-style conglomerate hosted gold.

Commonwealth Project background

The Commonwealth Project comprises 315 square kilometres of exploration licences 100 kilometres north of Orange.  

The belt is host to many major gold-silver-copper mines including the Cadia-Ridgeway deposits that contain at least 25 million ounces of gold and 5 million tonnes of copper.

READ: Impact Minerals has further evidence of large gold and silver system at Silica Hill

Impact’s drill program has continued to test extensions to the gold-silver system at Silica Hill.

The company’s drill hole returned 15 metres at 4 g/t gold and 61 g/t silver including 3 metres at 10 g/t gold and 20 g/t silver, the highest gold assay to date at Silica Hill.

The new assays and detailed studies show that the system extends over an area of at least 500 by 500 metres in dimension and also to a considerable depth.

Significant potential for exploration upside

The Commonwealth project already hosts an inferred resource of 722,000 tonnes at 4.5 g/t gold for 110,000 ounces of gold.

Large areas of the Silica Hill system remain untested by drilling and it is evident that there is exploration upside.

A detailed review and synthesis of all drill hole data including assays, hand-held XRF data and geological data is underway.

Statutory approvals for new drill pads have been lodged and negotiations are underway to extend the land access agreement with the main landholder at the project.

Impact will prepare a resource update following the completion of the next drill program.

READ: Impact Minerals eyes conglomerate-hosted gold potential in Pilbara

Impact has applied for exploration licences covering 1,300 square kilometres of land prospective for Witwatersrand-style conglomerate hosted gold in the East Pilbara.

The licences are adjacent to ground held by Novo Resources Corp. (TSX:NVO) including the Beatons Creek Deposit (>500,000 ounces gold).

Interestingly, more than 90 kilometres of prospective Fortescue Group conglomerates have been identified on Impact’s licence applications.

Similar to Witwatersrand Basin conglomerate gold

The conglomerates are similar to those that occur in the Witwatersrand Basin of South Africa where the majority of the gold-bearing reefs are only 1 to 2 metres wide and easily missed.

Impact is conducting on-ground reconnaissance exploration to ascertain access conditions and to determine the best sampling approach for gold both in nugget form as well as finely disseminated gold, both of which occur in the East Pilbara.

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Tue, 10 Apr 2018 15:09:00 +1000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/194579/impact-minerals-eyes-gold-silver-resource-upgrade-for-commonwealth-project-in-2018-194579.html
<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals has further evidence of large gold and silver system at Silica Hill ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/193921/impact-minerals-has-further-evidence-of-large-gold-and-silver-system-at-silica-hill-193921.html Impact Minerals Limited’s (ASX:IPT) drill assays and studies of core demonstrate the large scale and high-grade nature of the Silica Hill gold-silver system at its Commonwealth project in Central West New South Wales.

The new assays and detailed studies show that the system extends over an area of at least 500 by 500 metres in dimension and also to a considerable depth.

Results delivered to date indicate the potential for bulk mining and to significantly increase the resources at the Commonwealth project.

READ: Impact Minerals shares rise as drilling reveals further breakthrough at Silica Hill

Shares are up 7% to 1.5 cents on the news from the project, which is 100 kilometres north of Orange.

Managing director Dr Mike Jones said: “Following the recent discovery of high-grade gold and very high-grade silver veins at Silica Hill, these results are a further breakthrough.

“We are also recognising different units within the Silica Hill rhyolite that are an important control on the mineralisation.

“These may also be the upper parts of a deep-rooted intrusion that could be mineralised over a significant vertical extent.”

Jones said this augured well for the company’s 2018 drill program.

Two alteration zones intersected

The eastern-most hole drilled at Silica Hill intersected two strong silica-sulphide alteration zones with anomalous gold and silver over a combined thickness of more than 200 metres down-hole.

This included a high-grade gold and silver vein within the upper zone indicating significant potential for more veins nearby.

READ: Impact Minerals major shareholder builds stake through $2 million note conversion

The upper zone returned 46 metres at 0.04 g/t gold and 5 g/t silver from 200 metres, including 0.4 metres at 2.5 g/t gold and 327 g/t silver from 257.2 metres.

In the lower zone, there was an intersection of 67 metres at 0.3 g/t gold and 1 g/t silver from 402 metres.

A simplified conceptual model for the system around Commonwealth.

Studies of drill core show that the two east-west trending mineralised structures at Silica Hill become more north west-south east orientated to the east.

They also show that the Silica Hill rhyolite is more extensive at depth to the south than previously recognised.

Commonwealth resources stand at 720,000 tonnes at 2.8 g/t gold, 48 g/t silver, 1.5% zinc and 0.6% lead.

Large areas remain untested

Large areas of the Silica Hill system remain untested by drilling and it is evident that there is exploration upside.

A detailed review and synthesis of all drill hole data including assays, hand-held XRF data and geological and structural data, is underway.

The aim of this work is to identify further controls on the mineralisation.

Identifying targets for next drilling

This work is being used to identify drill targets with the next drilling program to begin as soon as practicable.

Statutory approvals for new drill pads have been lodged and negotiations are underway to extend the land access agreement with the main landholder at the project.

Impact will prepare a resource update following the completion of the next drill program.

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Wed, 28 Mar 2018 13:22:00 +1100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/193921/impact-minerals-has-further-evidence-of-large-gold-and-silver-system-at-silica-hill-193921.html
<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals shares rise as drilling reveals further breakthrough at Silica Hill ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/191539/impact-minerals-shares-rise-as-drilling-reveals-further-breakthrough-at-silica-hill-191539.html Impact Minerals Limited (ASX:IPT) has received further high-grade drilling results including up to 4,200 g/t silver at its emerging Silica Hill discovery in New South Wales.

The results include:

- 22.5 metres at 1.7 g/t gold and 276 g/t silver from 166.7 metres, including 0.3 metre at 1.8 g/t gold and 4,200 g/t; and
- 21.8 metres at 0.6 g/t gold and 273 g/t silver from 137.9 metres, including 0.5 metres at 0.5 g/t gold and 1,485 g/t (48 ounces) silver from 143 metres.

These results, together with previously reported results confirm the continuity of gold and silver mineralisation in the southern zone from surface to about 200 metres and over a strike length of 150 metres.

Highest assays returned so far at the project

Dr Mike Jones, managing director, said: “These results are an exciting further breakthrough for us at Silica Hill as they indicate the mineralised system is getting better at depth and to the east.

"The silver grades and minerals within the vein system we have discovered are exceptional and confirm the unique nature of this deposit in Australia.

"These are the highest assays returned so far at the project and they occur within robust zones of mineable width and grade.”

The nature of silver mineralisation is unique

All of the work to date by Impact indicates that the mineralised system at Silica Hill is very large with large areas remaining untested by drilling.

It is evident that there is significant exploration upside in the area.

Interestingly, the nature of the mineralisation at Silica Hill is unique in Australia with the extensive visible silver minerals proustite and pyrargyrite.

Planning for the next round of drilling is in progress

A detailed review and synthesis is in progress of all the drill hole data including assays, handheld XRF data and geological and structural data with the aim of identifying some of the controls on the mineralisation.

This work will be used to identify the next round of drill targets with the drill program to commence as soon as practicable.

READ: Impact Minerals major shareholder builds stake through $2 million note conversion ]]>
Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:25:00 +1100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/191539/impact-minerals-shares-rise-as-drilling-reveals-further-breakthrough-at-silica-hill-191539.html
<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals major shareholder builds stake through $2 million note conversion ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/191175/impact-minerals-major-shareholder-builds-stake-through-2-million-note-conversion-191175.html Impact Minerals Limited (ASX:IPT) major shareholder, the Andrew Forrest related Squadron Resources Pty Ltd, continues to build its interest in the gold, silver and base metals explorer.

Squadron has lifted its stake to 14.8% by the conversion of $2 million in convertible notes it held in Impact.

The notes were held under the terms of a three year investment agreement Squadron signed in August 2015.

READ: Impact Minerals drills out visible silver extensions at Silica Hill

Under the terms of the agreement more than 148 million shares will be issued to Squadron within five business days.

Squadron is able to convert the notes into shares at a conversion price which is the lower of $0.021 cents per share or 80% of the 30-day Volume Weighted Average Price prior to the date of the conversion notice.

The latter applied and the price of each share was $0.0135.

READ: Impact Minerals swells coffers to explore Pilbara Conglomerate Gold Project

During the December quarter Squadron rotated its nominee director on Impact’s Board.

Felicity Gooding resigned as a director and Eamon Hannon was appointed as a non-executive director effective 30 November 2017.

As well as being a director of Squadron, Hannon is managing director of Buxton Resources Limited (ASX:BUX) and previously worked for Fortescue Metals Group (ASX:FMG).

 

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Tue, 06 Feb 2018 08:44:00 +1100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/191175/impact-minerals-major-shareholder-builds-stake-through-2-million-note-conversion-191175.html
<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals awaits assays from drill holes containing visible silver ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/190870/impact-minerals-awaits-assays-from-drill-holes-containing-visible-silver-190870.html Impact Minerals Limited (ASX:IPT) is expecting assays in early February for four drill holes containing visible silver at its Commonwealth Project in New South Wales.

READ: Impact Minerals drills out visible silver extensions at Silica Hill

The drilling is testing for a down dip extension of gold-silver mineralisation discovered in the Silica Hill Gold-Silver Prospect within the Commonwealth Project.

Visible silver minerals indicate the mineralised system extends for at least 500 metres down dip from surface.

READ: Impact Minerals eyes conglomerate-hosted gold potential in Pilbara

The company is also exploring more than 90 kilometres of prospective Fortescue Group conglomerates identified within its 1,300 square kilometres licence application in the East Pilbara region.

Impact is conducting on-ground reconnaissance exploration to ascertain access conditions and to determine the best sampling approach for gold both in nugget form as well as finely disseminated gold, both of which occur in the East Pilbara.

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Wed, 31 Jan 2018 12:31:00 +1100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/190870/impact-minerals-awaits-assays-from-drill-holes-containing-visible-silver-190870.html
<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals drills out visible silver extensions at Silica Hill ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/188627/impact-minerals-drills-out-visible-silver-extensions-at-silica-hill-188627.html Impact Minerals Limited’s (ASX:IPT) drilling has extended mineralisation at the Silica Hill Gold-Silver Prospect within the Commonwealth Project in New South Wales.

Three diamond drill holes have intersected veins containing visible silver.

The holes indicate that mineralisation extends to at least 500 metres down-dip at Silica Hill.

Two holes have been completed and one is in progress.

READ: Impact Minerals' major shareholder increases stake as drill spins at Silica Hill gold-silver discovery

The two completed holes tested the southern-most of two zones in the south-western part of the Silica Hill rhyolite.

One hole drilled between two previous mineralised holes intersected a 71-metre thick zone from 78 metres.

It intersected numerous veins and included extensive visible silver minerals and lesser zinc and copper sulphides.

The veins are commonly up to 10 centimetres thick with occasional veins up to 40 centimetres.

The other completed hole tested a 30-metre extension of the mineralised zone and intersected a similar 24-metre thick zone from 137 metres.

READ: Impact Minerals receives new assays from Silica Hill

These holes demonstrate good continuity of mineralisation over circa 150 metres from close to surface, supporting any potential open pit development.

The hole in progress is testing for a down dip extension of gold-silver mineralisation discovered in the Silica Hill rhyolite.

It has intersected an 80-metre thick zone of sulphide from 255 metres.

The zone is similar to the outer halo of high-grade mineralisation to the west and suggests the hole is potentially close to similar high-grade mineralisation.

Visible silver minerals in intersection

Visible silver minerals indicate the mineralised system extends for at least 500 metres down dip from surface.

The hole confirms Impact’s view that the mineralised system at Silica Hill is very large.

This is supported by previous exploration results including soil geochemistry, induced polarisation (IP) and drill assay data.

Assay results from the three holes are expected by late January 2018.

Drilling to recommence in mid-January

Two diamond rigs are on site with drilling to stop by 18 December for the holiday period.

Drilling will recommence in mid-January at Silica Hill East Prospect, 1,500 metres east of Silica Hill.

This will test strong IP anomalies and the upper contact of the Silica Hill rhyolite at depth.

Silica Hill program to resume after assays are interpreted

The Silica Hill program is expected to resume after Impact interprets assay results and prioritises areas for follow-up.

The Commonwealth Project comprises 1,000 square kilometres of exploration licences located 100 kilometres north of Orange.

Work by Impact in 2014 outlined a maiden inferred resource of 720,000 tonnes at 2.8 g/t gold and 48 g/t silver centred on historical underground workings at the Commonwealth Main Shaft. 

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<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals eyes conglomerate-hosted gold potential in Pilbara ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/187802/impact-minerals-eyes-conglomerate-hosted-gold-potential-in-pilbara-187802.html Impact Minerals Limited (ASX:IPT) is reviewing previous exploration data from its licence applications which cover 1,300 square kilometres in the Pilbara region Western Australia.

The review indicates at least 90 kilometres of prospective Fortescue Group conglomerates occur at or near-surface.

READ: Impact Minerals' major shareholder enhances position ahead of conglomerate gold hunt

Impact has a particular focus on the two most prospective conglomerate horizons within the Fortescue Group being the conglomerates of the Hardey Formation and conglomerates at the base of the Mt Roe Basalt.

The Hardey Formation rocks host the Beatons Creek resource of 6.4 million tonnes at 2.7 g/t gold for 558,000 ounces of gold held by Novo Resources Corp (CVE:NVO).

The Mt Roe Basalt rocks host the recent gold discovery at Purdeys Reward-Comet Well by Novo Resources and Artemis Resources Ltd (ASX:ARV).

Four main gold-bearing conglomerate occurrences

At the Glen Herring Prospect previous rock chip samples in 1989 returned assays of up to 11.2 g/t gold from a gold-pyrite bearing conglomerate within the Hardey Formation.

At the Shady Camp Well Prospect one diamond drill hole in 1976 returned 0.9 metres at 0.6 g/t gold from 174 metres downhole.

Gold-bearing pyritic quartz pebble conglomerates have been identified at the base of the Mt Roe Formation by several previous explorers at the Contact Creek Prospect.

The Hardey Formation sandstones and conglomerates have been mapped over at least 25 kilometres of strike and rock samples of conglomerates with very strong pyrite returned up to 0.26 g/t gold.

Site visit to Purdeys Reward-Comet Well area helps understand discovery

Dr Mike Jones, managing director, said: “We were recently privileged to visit the Purdeys Reward-Comet Well area with Novo Artemis and have seen first hand the reasons why it had not been discovered before, the potential scale of the discovery and also the difficulties of exploring and sampling for this style of deposit.

“It is evident that there is a wide range in size and distribution of gold within these conglomerates and it is this that has hampered previous exploration for this style of mineralisation.

“We are now determining the most appropriate sampling methodologies for our on-ground exploration which will commence in earnest on grant of the licences.”

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Mon, 27 Nov 2017 17:41:00 +1100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/187802/impact-minerals-eyes-conglomerate-hosted-gold-potential-in-pilbara-187802.html
<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals' major shareholder enhances position ahead of conglomerate gold hunt ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/187052/impact-minerals-major-shareholder-enhances-position-ahead-of-conglomerate-gold-hunt-187052.html Impact Minerals Ltd's (ASX:IPT) major shareholder, the German based ABC Beteiligungen AG, has increased its stake in the company to 12% following a placement of 37.5 million shares at $0.023.

The placement will boost Impact's bank balance by another $862,500.

Dr Mike Jones, managing director, commented:

"This is a strong sign of support from our German shareholder ABC Beteiligungen AG and these new funds will allow us to continue our exploration programs with increasing vigour."

Funds will be primarily used to explore the new Pilbara Conglomerate Gold Project and the ongoing drill program and resource work at the Commonwealth gold-silver-base metals project in New South Wales.

READ NOW: Impact’s Dr Mike Jones details technical review of Pilbara conglomerate-hosted gold in Proactive Q&A Sessions™ ]]>
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:09:00 +1100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/187052/impact-minerals-major-shareholder-enhances-position-ahead-of-conglomerate-gold-hunt-187052.html
<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals swells coffers to explore Pilbara Conglomerate Gold Project ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/186531/impact-minerals-swells-coffers-to-explore-pilbara-conglomerate-gold-project-186531.html Impact Minerals Ltd (ASX:IPT) has been overwhelmed by sophisticated and professional investors in a heavily oversubscribed placement to raise $2.5 million.

The raising was conducted at $0.02, an 11% premium to the share price, and each share has a free attaching $0.04 option which can be exercised on or before the 15th June 2020.

The raising swells Impact's cash balance to $5.2 million.

Funds to be primarily used for new Pilbara Conglomerate Gold Project and the ongoing drill program and resource work at the Commonwealth gold-silver-base metals project in New South Wales.

READ NOW: Impact’s Dr Mike Jones details technical review of Pilbara conglomerate-hosted gold

Dr Mike Jones, managing director, commented:

"We are now in a position to maintain momentum on our projects and in particular in the Pilbara where on-ground reconnaissance work has commenced and ground access conditions are being assessed, as well as at Commonwealth Silica Hill where drill rigs are mobilising to site this week.

"We will complete a minimum of 1,500 metres of drilling before Christmas."

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Wed, 01 Nov 2017 11:36:00 +1100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/186531/impact-minerals-swells-coffers-to-explore-pilbara-conglomerate-gold-project-186531.html
<![CDATA[News - Impact to lift cash position for conglomerate-hosted gold in the Pilbara ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/186376/impact-to-lift-cash-position-for-conglomerate-hosted-gold-in-the-pilbara-186376.html Impact Minerals Ltd (ASX:IPT) has a portfolio of key assets in Australia, including exploration applications for nine licenses in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

The licenses are prospective for Witwatersrand-style conglomerate-hosted gold.

WATCH NOW: Impact Minerals to kick off on-ground activities in the Pilbara.

Impact has been granted a trading halt by the ASX, pending details of a capital raising.

The halt will remain in place until the opening of trade on Wednesday 1st November 2017, or earlier if an announcement is made to the market.

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Mon, 30 Oct 2017 10:06:00 +1100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/186376/impact-to-lift-cash-position-for-conglomerate-hosted-gold-in-the-pilbara-186376.html
<![CDATA[Media files - Impact Minerals to kick off on-ground activities in the Pilbara ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/stocktube/8278/impact-minerals-to-kick-off-on-ground-activities-in-the-pilbara-8278.html Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:39:00 +1100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/stocktube/8278/impact-minerals-to-kick-off-on-ground-activities-in-the-pilbara-8278.html <![CDATA[News - Impact’s Dr Mike Jones details technical review of Pilbara conglomerate-hosted gold in Proactive Q&A Sessions™ ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/185971/impacts-dr-mike-jones-details-technical-review-of-pilbara-conglomerate-hosted-gold-in-proactive-qa-sessions-185971.html Impact Minerals Ltd (ASX:IPT) remains a front runner in the new gold rush in the Pilbara, and is progressing applications for nine exploration licences.

The licenses cover 1300 square kilometres and are prospective for Witwatersrand-style conglomerate-hosted gold.

WATCH: Impact Minerals to kick off on-ground activities in the Pilbara

To tell us more, we are joined exclusively by the company's managing director, Dr Mike Jones.

Proactive Investors: Welcome Mike.

Proactive Investors: First of all, with the new gold rush in the Pilbara, can you provide a technical view of what is conglomerate-hosted gold?

Dr Mike Jones:

Conglomerate is a type of sedimentary rock comprising coarse grained pebbles and fragments (“clasts”) of older rocks that have been transported as sediment in rivers and deposited either in the river bed itself, associated floodplains or on beaches and in oceans as the rivers drain into the sea.

The recent gold rush in the Pilbara is related to the discovery of extensive horizons of very ancient conglomerate up to nearly 3 billion years old that contain both coarse nuggets of gold as well as finer grained gold particles in the matrix between the larger pebbles and nuggets.

It is now evident that these particular nuggets were part of the ancient conglomerate and are thus also nearly 3 billion years old.

This is a very important break-through because most gold nuggets found in the Goldfields of Western Australia were formed far more recently, probably within the last few million years.

This is where some confusion still exists in the minds of investors: there are nuggets and nuggets!

The 3 billion year old nuggets have a distinctive shape and edges to them and this is where the phrase “water melon seed nugget” has come from.

Most of the nuggets are a similar shape but commonly larger than the average watermelon seed.

It is commonly believed that the nuggets must have come from gold-bearing veins in the areas from which the other pebbles and fragments in the conglomerate came from and given the Pilbara has a relatively small gold endowment compared to say the Kalgoorlie gold fields.

People have believed there was insufficient gold to form a major conglomerate hosted deposit similar to the giant Witwatersrand goldfield of South Africa, to which the discoveries in the Pilbara are being compared.

However, this is a misconception.

My PhD studies looked at the formation of gold deposits in a small sedimentary basin of the same age as and just to the north of the Witwatersrand basin.

This work showed that gold was also being introduced to the basin in hot geothermal fluids and that there was a complex interplay between formation of gold in the conglomerate and reworking of that gold within the basin itself.

Work by Novo Resources President Dr Quenton Hennigh has also shown that much of the gold in the Witwatersrand Basin was associated with the growth of algal mats and related to early oxygenation of the world's oceans.

This event lead to deposition of gold in the algal mats which were also subsequently reworked to form nuggets.

Combined this work demonstrates that a large source area for gold nuggets is not required and I have to say I am quite amused by some of the uninformed opinion I have seen on the web concerning the source of the nuggets and the limitation this places on the exploration potential.

Proactive Investors: Where else in Australia, and around the world, has this style of geology been identified, and where is it being mined?

Dr Mike Jones:

Of course, the Witwatersrand Basin is by far the dominant gold field in the world and has produced at least 1.5 billion ounces of gold since its discovery in the late 1800’s.

There has been much exploration to find equivalents in Brazil and India in particular but to date apart from some small occurrences few other significant mines have been discovered.

What we can say is that a new Witwatersrand has yet to be discovered in the Pilbara.

The Witwatersrand basin is a pile of sedimentary rocks nearly 7 kilometres thick and the best gold occurs in the middle and upper parts of the sequence.

So far only narrow conglomerate units at the base of the sequence have been discovered.

The great hope is that the basin will thicken at depth.

Another important difference is that only about 40% of the gold in the Witwatersrand is coarse nuggets.

The remainder is fine grained gold mostly associated with so-called “carbon leaders”, interpreted as possible algal mats.

This material contains the super high grades of gold commonly in excess of 1,000 g/t in narrow layers and lenses often only a few centimetres thick.

These have yet to be found in the Pilbara.

Proactive Investors: Moving now to Impact’s position in the Pilbara, what applications do you have in place, and how are they progressing?

Dr Mike Jones:

Impact only became aware of the Artemis Resources Ltd (ASX:ARV) / Novo Resources Corp discoveries mid-year but quickly recognised the potential significance of the discovery because of the nature of the nuggets.

It is not only the shape of the nuggets that was significant but also the edges of them with some clearly having toroidal forms, typical of nuggets in the Witswatersrand.

I’m not doing all the work for your readers and so they can Google that term themselves!

We were able to peg 1300 square kilometre of ground in the East Pilbara probably two months before the big rush started.

READ NOW: Impact Minerals' parachutes into the Pilbara

These licences are now about to go through the statutory advertising process for Native Title objections with likely grant to be in the second quarter of next year.

We can however do reconnaissance work on the licences in the meantime and we will shortly be heading north for our first field visit.

It is clear from pre-existing exploration that there are gold-bearing conglomerates on our ground and that is very exciting.

We are compiling all of that data at present.

Proactive Investors: With this footprint in one of the hottest exploration post codes in Australia, have you attracted interest from partners or investors?

Dr Mike Jones:

The interest has been significant, not just from Australia but also overseas.

We are still very focussed on our emerging gold-silver discovery at Commonwealth in New South Wales and we are due to recommence drilling there within the next few weeks.

Given the exciting potential of that project to deliver a major discovery we will continue to focus on that whilst building up the story in the Pilbara and waiting for the licences to be granted.

We are always open to discussions with potential partners of course for all of our projects.

Proactive Investors: Thank-you Mike.

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<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals' shares soar as it parachutes into the Pilbara ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/184719/impact-minerals-shares-soar-as-it-parachutes-into-the-pilbara-184719.html Impact Minerals Ltd (ASX:IPT) shares have jumped 69.2% intra-day to $0.022, with 88 million having changed hands in afternoon trade.

Impact's major shareholder, a German based consortium, will be very happy with the positive re-rating after increasing its stake by investing $900,000 at $0.018 after snapping up the shortfall from the recent Share Purchase Plan.

READ NOW: Impact Minerals' major shareholder increases stake

The company has caught investor attention as it is progressing applications for nine new 100% owned exploration licences in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

The licenses cover 1300 square kilometres, with the ground prospective for Witwatersrand-style conglomerate-hosted gold.

The majority of the licence applications have recently passed through the period for objections under the Mining Act and as such are now likely to be granted subject to the statutory Native Title notification and negotiation period which is expected to take about eight months.

The licences cover various parts of the prospective contact between the older Pilbara granite-greenstone terrain and the overlying Fortescue Group rocks in the East Pilbara region including areas close to and adjoining licences held by Novo Resources Corporation.

Why is the location important?

Dr Mike Jones, managing director for Impact, commented on the importance of the area:

"As soon as we recognised the significance of the break through that had been made by Novo-Artemis in the search for Witwatersrand-style gold in the Pilbara we were relatively early movers in the area and were able to secure some very prospective tenements.

"One of the overlooked breakthroughs made by Novo is in research published by Novo’s CEO Dr Quinton Hennigh which clearly shows that many of the nuggets in the Witwatersrand may have been sourced from the reworking of gold deposited by microbial activity and basinal fluids early in the history of the sedimentary basin.

"This removes the requirement for a source for the nuggets from the underlying granite-greenstone terrain, one of the criticisms levelled at the potential for these conglomerates to host significant gold.

"This was an important breakthrough by Dr Hennigh and, once we understood that we acted quickly to acquire the ground."

Next up

Impact has now commenced a review of previous exploration and will also start initial on-ground activities in early November under a Miners Right.

The company added that it will also consider its options for funding exploration on this new project given the company’s focus on its emerging high-grade gold and silver discovery at Commonwealth-Silica Hill, located 100 kilometres north of Orange in New South Wales.

READ NOW: Impact Minerals receives new assays from Silica Hill ]]>
Thu, 28 Sep 2017 14:25:00 +1000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/184719/impact-minerals-shares-soar-as-it-parachutes-into-the-pilbara-184719.html
<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals receives new assays from Silica Hill ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/184347/impact-minerals-receives-new-assays-from-silica-hill-184347.html Impact Minerals (ASX:IPT) has received new assays from ongoing drilling at its emerging gold-silver discovery at the Silica Hill Prospect within the Commonwealth Project in New South Wales.

Results include 98 metres at 0.7 g/t gold and 53 g/t silver from 58 metres downhole and feature grades of up to 6.2 g/t gold and 149 g/t silver.

Exploration data to date shows that the mineralisation at Silica Hill is resolving into several mineralised domains.

At least two east-west structures have been identified, each over at least 400 metres of strike and both open along trend and at depth.

Further assays are expected within three weeks.

Drill result details

A total of 21 drill holes for 3,432 metres have been completed in this phase of drilling and comprising 11 diamond holes for 2,321 metres and 10 reverse circulation holes for 1,111 metres.

Hole 63 returned 98 metres at 0.7 g/t gold and 53 g/t silver (1.5 g/t gold equivalent) from 58 metres down hole including 31 metres at 1.3 g/t and 70 g/t silver (2.2 g/t gold equivalent).

Hole 63 also encountered the higher grade ‘feeder veins’ within this 98 metre intersection such as 0.3 metres at 6.2 g/t gold, 149 g/t silver, 8.4% zinc, 3.9% lead and 0.2% copper (16.5 g/t gold equivalent).

Furthermore, hole 64 returned 84 metres at 0.3 g/t gold and 18 g/t silver and hole 65 returned 62 metres at 0.5 g/t gold and 17 g/t silver, with individual one-metre samples returning up to 75 g/t silver.

Hole 61 also intersected a zone of narrow veins with silver and returned 10 metres at 86 g/t silver.

Next steps

Two more diamond drill holes are planned before the drill rig will be converted to a multi-purpose rig to allow it to also drill by reverse circulation.

This will take about four weeks and occur in October.

Drilling to date at Silica Hill has only tested 10% of the identified target area.

Results to date continue to demonstrate a mineralised system that extends over at least 700 metres of strike and a vertical extent of at least 400 metres.

The drill program is ongoing and will continue to test this very large system which continues to show it has the potential to host a major deposit.

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<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals' major shareholder increases stake as drill spins at Silica Hill gold-silver discovery ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/184339/impact-minerals-major-shareholder-increases-stake-as-drill-spins-at-silica-hill-gold-silver-discovery-184339.html Impact Minerals Ltd (ASX:IPT) major shareholder, a German based consortium, has increased its stake in the company to 10.21%.

The consortium's position increased as it snapped up the final $0.9 million from the shortfall of the Share Purchase Plan, priced at $0.018.

There is an option attached, being three options for every two shares exercisable at $0.04 on or before 15 June 2020.

Dr Mike Jones, managing director, commented on the shareholder support:

"As a result we have now placed all of the shortfall from the recent Share Purchase Plan and so are very well funded to continue our on-going drill program at the emerging Silica Hill gold-silver discovery 100 kilometres north of Orange in New South Wales."

Silica Hill is part of the broader wholly-owned Commonwealth Project, and recent highlights include: 14 metres at 5.1 g/t gold equivalent (4 g/t gold and 61 g/t silver).

Impact is currently drilling at the project with 12 holes completed and a further eight holes planned to test extensions to the resource.

Mineralisation at the project is unique in Australia and similar to major high grade-low tonnage orebodies around the world in particular the 3.5 million ounce Eskay Creek gold-silver mine in Canada.

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:36:00 +1000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/184339/impact-minerals-major-shareholder-increases-stake-as-drill-spins-at-silica-hill-gold-silver-discovery-184339.html
<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals bags another $2M as share price rise attracts investors ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/183204/impact-minerals-bags-another-2m-as-share-price-rise-attracts-investors-183204.html Impact Minerals Ltd (ASX:IPT) shares have been on the move recently, hitting $0.024 earlier in the month after some promising exploration results from the company's wholly-owned Commonwealth Project

Commonwealth is located 100 kilometres north of Orange in New South Wales, and contains the Silica Hill prospect.

Recent highlights include: 14 metres at 5.1 g/t gold equivalent (4 g/t gold and 61 g/t silver).

The timing of the share price rise attracted investors to participate in the company's shortfall from the recent share purchase plan.

Impact has raised another $2 million from the shortfall, with the offer priced at $0.018. There is an option attached, being three options for every two shares exercisable at $0.04 on or before 15 June 2020.

The company's shares last changed hands at $0.019.

Dr Mike Jones, managing director, commented:

"We are very pleased to have had strong and mostly unsolicited demand for this shortfall because we are now well funded to continue the major drill program at our emerging high grade gold-silver discovery at Silica Hill."

Opportunity knocks at Commonwealth

Impact is currently drilling at the project with 12 holes completed and a further eight holes planned to test extensions to the resource.

Drilling will add to the existing resource base of 100,000 ounces of gold equivalent.

Mineralisation at the project is unique in Australia and similar to major high grade-low tonnage orebodies around the world in particular the 3.5 million ounce Eskay Creek gold-silver mine in Canada.

Investors can look forward to continuous news flow over the next two months as results are delivered.

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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 12:54:00 +1000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/183204/impact-minerals-bags-another-2m-as-share-price-rise-attracts-investors-183204.html
<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals to lift cash balance as drilling extended at Commonwealth Project ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/183051/impact-minerals-to-lift-cash-balance-as-drilling-extended-at-commonwealth-project-183051.html Impact Minerals Ltd (ASX:IPT) is heading to market with a capital raising, and the ASX has granted the company a trading halt to prepare.

Impact recently decided to extend its drilling program at the Silica Hill prospect, following intersections including: 5.1 g/t gold equivalent (4 g/t gold and 61 g/t silver).

READ NOW: Impact Minerals to extend drilling following gold-silver hits

The halt will remain in place until the opening of trade on Thursday 31st August 2017, or earlier if an announcement is made to the market.

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Tue, 29 Aug 2017 10:22:00 +1000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/183051/impact-minerals-to-lift-cash-balance-as-drilling-extended-at-commonwealth-project-183051.html
<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals reveals Silica Hill potential as mineralised vein extends ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/182970/impact-minerals-reveals-silica-hill-potential-as-mineralised-vein-extends-182970.html Impact Minerals Ltd (ASX:IPT) continues to enhance its high grade gold-silver discovery at the Silica Hill Prospect, part of the wholly-owned Commonwealth Project in New South Wales.

Recent diamond drilling has extended the mineralised vein system, which comprises a stockwork of quartz-sulphide veins about 40 metres wide, a further 50 metres along trend to the north east.

The system comprises multiple narrow veins containing measurable silver with a hand held XRF instrument.

The vein system is now about 250 metres in length and is still open along trend and at depth.

Adding further interest, a wide copper intersect indicates increasing copper and potential for a porphyry copper-gold system at depth.

Impact will use a downhole EM survey to define more specific drill targets.

Commonwealth is strategically located

The project is hosted within the Lachlan Foldbelt, home to numerous gold and copper mines including the giant Cadia deposit near Orange, containing 40 million ounces of gold and 12 million tonnes of copper.

At Silica Hill significant gold and silver mineralisation has been previously intersected in seven drill holes and covers an area of 200 metres by 100 metres down to a depth of 120 metres below surface and with an average true thickness of at least between 40 metres and 70 metres.

The mineralisation is open in all directions including up dip.

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Fri, 25 Aug 2017 14:19:00 +1000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/182970/impact-minerals-reveals-silica-hill-potential-as-mineralised-vein-extends-182970.html
<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals to extend drilling at Silica Hill following gold-silver hits ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/182433/impact-minerals-to-extend-drilling-at-silica-hill-following-gold-silver-hits-182433.html Impact Minerals Ltd (ASX:IPT) will keep the drill rig spinning at the Silica Hill prospect, with the company extending the campaign due to high-grade results.

Recent highlights include: 14 metres at 5.1 g/t gold equivalent (4 g/t gold and 61 g/t silver).

Silica Hill is part of the company's wholly-owned Commonwealth Project, located 100 kilometres north of Orange in New South Wales.

Resource expansion opportunity

A resource drill-out at Silica Hill has the potential to significantly expand the high grade gold-silver-zinc-lead-copper resources already defined at the Commonwealth Project.

These stand at an Inferred Resource of 720,000 tonnes at 2.8 g/t gold, 48 g/t silver, 1.5% zinc and 0.6% lead or 4.5 g/t gold equivalent for 110,000 gold equivalent ounces.

Within this resource is a massive sulphide lens about 50 metres by 50 metres by about 8 metres thick in size.

The lens has an Inferred Resource of 145,000 tonnes at 4.5 g/t gold, 4.8% zinc, 1.7% lead and 0.2% copper or 10 g/t gold equivalent for 47,000 gold equivalent ounces.

Analysis

Investors can look forward to continuous news flow over the next two months as results start to be delivered.

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Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:00:00 +1000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/182433/impact-minerals-to-extend-drilling-at-silica-hill-following-gold-silver-hits-182433.html
<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals drills very thick zones of visible mineralisation ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/181963/impact-minerals-drills-very-thick-zones-of-visible-mineralisation-181963.html Impact Minerals (ASX:IPT) has drilled its initial two follow-up holes at  the emerging Silica Hill Prospect within its 100%-owned Commonwealth Project located in New South Wales.

While lab assays are pending, preliminary results show thick widths of stockwork and narrow veins spaced 30-50 centimetres apart containing extensive visible silver minerals and zinc, lead and copper sulphides.

Significantly, gold is unable to be estimated without lab assays, however previous results indicate that gold is likely to be present in places.

Diamond hole CMIPT063 returned a 116 metre thick zone of veins from 57 metres depth and diamond hole CMIPT061 also intersected a 90 metre thick zone of silver and molybdenum.

These preliminary results represent the first indications of the anticipated high grade feeder zones to the Silica Hill system that may extend for up to one kilometre to the north east.

How valuable can this feeder zone be?

The proposed high-grade feeder zone is interpreted to possibly extend for a further 1,000 metres to the north east.

Such feeder zones occur within gold-rich volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) deposits, a class of deposit only recognised within the past 20 years.

The type-deposit of the gold-rich VMS systems is the well-known Eskay Creek deposit in Canada which was mined mostly during the early 2000s and contained over 4 million ounces of gold and 180 million ounces of silver.

The gold and silver was in numerous rich ore shoots over a vertical extent of at least 700 metres.

Resource expansion opportunity

A resource drill-out at Silica Hill has the potential to significantly expand the high grade gold-silver-zinc-lead-copper resources already defined at the Commonwealth Project.

These stand at an Inferred Resource of 720,000 tonnes at 2.8 g/t gold, 48 g/t silver, 1.5% zinc and 0.6% lead or 4.5 g/t gold equivalent for 110,000 gold equivalent ounces.

Within this resource is a massive sulphide lens about 50 metres by 50 metres by about 8 metres thick in size.

The lens has an Inferred Resource of 145,000 tonnes at 4.5 g/t gold, 4.8% zinc, 1.7% lead and 0.2% copper or 10 g/t gold equivalent for 47,000 gold equivalent ounces.

Preliminary drill hole details

The preliminary results have been estimated visually and with a hand held XRF instrument, which is incapable of detecting gold in this situation.

Hole CMIPT063 tested a modest north east extension of the mineralised zone and returned a 116 metre thick zone of veins from 57 metres down hole comprising a lower 70 metre thick zone of silver and base metal-rich veins and an upper 40 metre thick zone of silver-rich veins.

These veins, although narrow, contain high grades of zinc and lead (up to 20%), good grades of copper (up to 2%) and very high to exceptional grades of silver (commonly in the hundreds of grams and up to 7,000 g/t silver).

Hole CMIPT061 tested the north west extension of mineralisation and has intersected a 90 metre thick zone.

The zone comprises an upper 30 metre thick zone of silver rich veins and a lower 60 metre thick zone of 50 ppm to 200 ppm molybdenum.

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Fri, 04 Aug 2017 14:10:00 +1000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/181963/impact-minerals-drills-very-thick-zones-of-visible-mineralisation-181963.html
<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals drills best every gold intersection at Silica Hill ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/181185/impact-minerals-drills-best-every-gold-intersection-at-silica-hill-181185.html Impact Minerals Ltd's (ASX:IPT) Commonwealth Project in New South Wales continues to emerge as a potential company maker, after follow-up drilling delivered the best gold intersection to date.

At the Silica Hill prospect, Impact revealed from reverse circulation drilling: 14 metres at 4.5g/t gold from 153 metres, including 3 metres at 10.4 g/t gold.

The 14 metre intercept lies within a 40 metre thick intercept with greater than 0.1g/t gold.

This could be just the beginning of the mineralisation, with assays from silver and other metals are expected within three weeks.

Dr Mike Jones, managing director, commented:

"This excellent intercept further demonstrates the potential for Silica Hill to deliver a significant discovery and we can draw three significant conclusions from it.

"First, as we have suspected, there are likely to be zones of much higher grade gold in the system to accompany the exceptional silver grades of up to 3,100 g/t already discovered.

"Secondly, we are seeing significant improvements in grade with closer spaced drilling and this offers the opportunity to rapidly increase the ounces of contained gold and silver within the area already discovered.

"Thirdly, the mineralisation is now open to the north west. These are all very encouraging developments."

Commonwealth Project likened to Eskay Creek Mine

Impact’s work has shown that the mineralisation at Commonwealth-Silica Hill is part of a gold-rich VMS system and has strong similarities to the Eskay Creek Mine in Canada.

Eskay Creek hosts >4 million ounces of gold and 150 million ounces of silver.

This comparison has led to the recognition that there is significant potential to increase the possible contained ounces of gold and silver within the envelop of mineralisation already discovered with closer spaced drilling.

Impact wholly-owns the Commonwealth Project which forms part of its extensive land holding of 1,000 square kilometres in the Lachlan Fold belt.

The belt is home to numerous gold and copper mines including the giant Cadia deposit near Orange which hosts 40 million ounces of gold and 12 million tonnes of copper.

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Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:00:00 +1000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/181185/impact-minerals-drills-best-every-gold-intersection-at-silica-hill-181185.html
<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals spins the drill bit at Commonwealth Project ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/179717/impact-minerals-spins-the-drill-bit-at-commonwealth-project-179717.html Impact Minerals (ASX:IPT) now has drilling underway at the wholly-owned Commonwealth Project, located in the highly prospective Lachlan Fold belt of New South Wales.

Impact recently raised funds for up to 3,000 metres of reverse circulation and diamond drilling to test targets on the Silica Hill Prospect, for follow up work at the high grade Broken Hill copper-nickel-PGM project and for general working capital.

At Silica Hill significant gold and silver mineralisation has been intersected in six drill holes and covers an area of 200 metres by 100 metres down to a depth of 120 metres below surface.

The average true thickness is at least between 50 metres and 70 metres.

Previous intercepts include: 41 metres at 2g/t gold and 176g/t silver from 61 metres.

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:30:00 +1000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/179717/impact-minerals-spins-the-drill-bit-at-commonwealth-project-179717.html
<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals pockets funds and readies to drill Commonwealth project ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/179501/impact-minerals-pockets-funds-and-readies-to-drill-commonwealth-project-179501.html Impact Minerals (ASX:IPT) has secured funds and is gearing up to drill the highly prospective Commonwealth gold-silver-base metals project in New South Wales.

Impact received applications for $1,073,970 through the Share Purchase Plan (SPP) and shortfall offer.

Dr Mike Jones, managing director, commented:

"We are very pleased with the outcome of the SPP given the difficult market conditions of the past few months and we thank all of our shareholders who participated for their support.

"We can now move on with the drill programme at our Commonwealth project where we have identified a significant number of targets to test for further high grade gold and silver mineralisation."


Drilling program

Funds will be used to fund up to 3,000 metres of reverse circulation and diamond drilling to test targets on the Silica Hill Prospect, for follow up work at the high grade Broken Hill copper-nickel-PGM project and for general working capital.

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Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:00:00 +1000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/179501/impact-minerals-pockets-funds-and-readies-to-drill-commonwealth-project-179501.html
<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals extends share purchase plan ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/178877/impact-minerals-extends-share-purchase-plan-178877.html Impact Minerals (ASX:IPT) has extended the closing date of its share purchase plan (SPP) by three days to Wednesday 14 June, 2017.

The extension is due to delays experienced by a number of shareholders in receiving the Prospectus and to compensate for the recent Western Australian public holiday.

All other dates in relation to the SPP and following shortfall offer remain unchanged.

The SPP aims to raise up to $4 million through the offer of 222.3 million shares priced at $0.018 and 3:2 attaching options exercisable at $0.04 and expiring June 15, 2020.

Eligible shareholders are able to subscribe for up to $15,000 of new shares in the SPP.

Any shares and attaching options not subscribed for under the SPP will be offered under the shortfall offer.

Funds raised will be used to drill a significant number of follow up drill targets in and around the general Commonwealth-Silica Hill area, within the 100% owned Commonwealth Project in New South Wales.

These include:

- Main Shaft: a prominent conductor has been identified at depth below the massive sulphide;
- Main Shaft North: a prominent conductor with coincident copper-lead-zinc-in-soil anomalies located 200 metres north of Main Shaft;
- Silica Hill: extensive and strong IP chargeability anomalies with coincident strong gold-silver-in-soil anomalies covering about one square kilometre; and
- Silica Hill East: several prominent conductors, very strong IP chargeability anomalies and extensive soil geochemistry anomalies of pathfinder metals as well as gold and silver.

Drilling at Silica Hill has discovered gold and silver grading up to 3,600 g/t silver and 23 g/t gold over an area of 200 metres by 100 metres down to a depth of 120 metres below surface.

It has shown strong similarities to the Eskay Creek deposit in Canada, which hosts 4 million ounces of gold and 150 million ounces of silver.

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Wed, 07 Jun 2017 09:30:00 +1000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/178877/impact-minerals-extends-share-purchase-plan-178877.html
<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals identifies new drill targets near Silica Hill ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/178816/impact-minerals-identifies-new-drill-targets-near-silica-hill-178816.html Impact Minerals (ASX:IPT) has identified new drill targets along the eastern, upper contact of the Silica Hill Rhyolite within its 100% owned Commonwealth Project in New South Wales.

Until now, Impact’s exploration has been mostly focussed at the Main Shaft-Commonwealth South-Silica Hill prospects up to one kilometre away on the lower, western contact of the Silica Hill Rhyolite and the underlying thinner Commonwealth Rhyolite.

Here, Impact has discovered high grade gold-silver-base metal mineralisation interpreted to be part of a so-called gold-rich volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) system.

However, certain features within these rhyolites and the associated mineralisation suggest that the area explored to date could be part of a much larger and prospective high grade feeder zone that extends for one kilometre north east through the Silica Hill Rhyolite up to its eastern upper contact with overlying volcanic rocks.

In addition, the position where the interpreted feeder zone intersects the upper contact is an excellent conceptual target for further gold-rich VMS mineralisation.

Drilling at Silica Hill has discovered gold and silver grading up to 3,600 g/t silver and 23 g/t gold over an area of 200 metres by 100 metres down to a depth of 120 metres below surface.

It has shown strong similarities to the Eskay Creek deposit in Canada, which hosts 4 million ounces of gold and 150 million ounces of silver.

Results of a soil geochemistry survey over the chargeability and conductivity anomalies are pending


Summary of targets

Impact has identified a significant number of follow up drill targets in and around the general Commonwealth-Silica Hill area.

These include:

- Main Shaft: a prominent conductor has been identified at depth below the massive sulphide;
- Main Shaft North: a prominent conductor with coincident copper-lead-zinc-in-soil anomalies located 200 metres north of Main Shaft;
- Silica Hill: extensive and strong IP chargeability anomalies with coincident strong gold-silver-in-soil anomalies covering about one square kilometre; and
- Silica Hill East: several prominent conductors, very strong IP chargeability anomalies and extensive soil geochemistry anomalies of pathfinder metals as well as gold and silver.

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Tue, 06 Jun 2017 13:00:00 +1000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/178816/impact-minerals-identifies-new-drill-targets-near-silica-hill-178816.html
<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals sees evidence of deposit at Broken Hill ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/178682/impact-minerals-sees-evidence-of-deposit-at-broken-hill-178682.html Impact Minerals (ASX:IPT) has received further encouraging results for high grade deposits of nickel-copper-platinum group metals (PGM)-cobalt at its 100% owned Broken Hill Project in New South Wales.

Results come from newly received induced polarisation data from a helicopter electromagnetic survey over the Little Darling Creek Prospect and along the Rockwell-Little Broken Hill Trend.

At Little Darling Creek, a target area is coincident with rock chip samples up to 4.5 g/t platinum and 5 g/t palladium.

Along the Rockwell-Little Broken Hill Trend, induced polarisation (IP) features in part coincident with electromagnetic (EM) anomalies.

The IP and EM responses present in the data are consistent with the expected response for the style of high grade nickel-copper-PGM sulphide mineralisation being explored for.

They are similar to Impact’s discoveries at the Red Hill and Platinum Springs Prospects to the north.

At the Red Hill Prospect, Impact drilled an intercept of 1.2 metres at 75.4 g/t platinum equivalent comprising 10.4 g/t platinum, 10.9 g/t gold, 254 g/t palladium, 7.4% nickel, 1.8% copper, 19 g/t silver and 0.5% cobalt.


Next steps

Further interpretation and modelling of the aerial EM data is in progress and follow up ground work will commence once completed.

This work will include field checking, surface geochemical sampling and ground geophysical surveys where required to identify targets for drilling.

Any targets identified will be drill tested together with follow up drilling at Red Hill.

The aerial EM survey along the Moorkai Trend will be completed later in the year.

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Fri, 02 Jun 2017 13:00:00 +1000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/178682/impact-minerals-sees-evidence-of-deposit-at-broken-hill-178682.html
<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals identifies two new gold-silver-base metal trends ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/178528/impact-minerals-identifies-two-new-gold-silver-base-metal-trends-178528.html Impact Minerals (ASX:IPT) has identified two new five kilometre trends prospective for gold, silver and base metals at the 100%-owned Commonwealth Project located in New South Wales.

The prospective trends have been recognised as significant due to the recognition of barium as a pathfinder element directly associated with the Commonwealth-Silica Hill mineralisation.

In 2016 Impact made a high grade gold-silver discovery at the Silica Hill Prospect within Commonwealth gold-silver-base metal project.

Drilling at Silica Hill has discovered gold and silver grading up to 3,600 g/t silver and 23 g/t gold over an area of 200 metres by 100 metres down to a depth of 120 metres below surface.

Barium is significant because it is an important accessory element and direct indicator of ore in gold-rich volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits such as Eskay Creek in Canada.

Eskay Creek hosts 4 million ounces of gold and 150 million ounces of silver and Impact’s work has revealed similarities between Eskay Creek and its Commonwealth-Silica Hill mineralisation.

Follow up drilling at Commonwealth-Silica Hill, Welcome Jack and Walls will commence at the end of the current share purchase plan.

In addition, a review and synthesis of previous exploration data from along the newly identified barium trends is in progress.

Field checking of these new trends will also commence during the drill program.

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Wed, 31 May 2017 13:30:00 +1000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/178528/impact-minerals-identifies-two-new-gold-silver-base-metal-trends-178528.html
<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals gets approval for major drill program ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/178455/impact-minerals-gets-approval-for-major-drill-program-178455.html Impact Minerals (ASX:IPT) has received all statutory environmental approvals for the highly anticipated follow up drill program at its Commonwealth Project in New South Wales.

Clearing of access tracks and drill pads will commence this week with the drill program to commence on completion of the current share purchase plan.

The drill program will test a significant number of targets along trend and at depth from the high grade mineralisation discovered in the Commonwealth-Silica Hill area as well as new targets in the immediate surrounding areas.

In 2016 Impact made a high grade gold-silver discovery at the Silica Hill Prospect within the Commonwealth project.

Drilling at Silica Hill discovered gold and silver grading up to 3,600 g/t silver and 23 g/t gold over an area of 200 metres by 100 metres down to a depth of 120 metres below surface.

The current share purchase plan and related shortfall offer closes on 9 June 2017.

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Tue, 30 May 2017 15:30:00 +1000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/178455/impact-minerals-gets-approval-for-major-drill-program-178455.html
<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals plans new massive sulphide drill targets ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/178300/impact-minerals-plans-new-massive-sulphide-drill-targets-178300.html Impact Minerals (ASX:IPT) has identified specific drill targets at Main Shaft North, within its100%-owned Commonwealth Project located 100 kilometre north of Orange in New South Wales.

These targets have the potential to significantly extend the high grade gold-silver-zinc-lead-copper massive sulphide mineralisation that forms part of the Commonwealth deposit.

The new targets have been generated and prioritised for drilling from a detailed interpretation of induced polarisation (IP) conductivity data and from soil geochemistry data.

The targets occur at depth below and along trend from Main Shaft which lies at the northern end of the Commonwealth deposit.

Accordingly this new area is called the Main Shaft North Prospect.

In 2016 Impact made a high grade gold-silver discovery at the Silica Hill Prospect within the Commonwealth project.

Drilling at Silica Hill discovered gold and silver grading up to 3,600 g/t silver and 23 g/t gold over an area of 200 metres by 100 metres down to a depth of 120 metres below surface.

A significant drill program to test these new anomalies and those identified at Silica Hill and also at Welcome Jack will commence on the completion of the share purchase plan which is currently underway.

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Thu, 25 May 2017 13:30:00 +1000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/178300/impact-minerals-plans-new-massive-sulphide-drill-targets-178300.html
<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals: Access latest PPT from Proactive's CEO Sessions ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/177948/impact-minerals-access-latest-ppt-from-proactive-s-ceo-sessions-177948.html Impact Minerals (ASX:IPT) managing director, Dr Mike Jones, joined Proactive's CEO Sessions in Melbourne on Tuesday 16th May and Sydney on Wednesday 17th May.

The company has three large and significant precious and base metal exploration projects in Australia.

These are the Commonwealth and Broken Hill Projects in New South Wales and the Mulga Tank Project in Western Australia.

ACCESS THE FULL PRESENTATION HERE

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Fri, 19 May 2017 09:00:00 +1000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/177948/impact-minerals-access-latest-ppt-from-proactive-s-ceo-sessions-177948.html
<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals committed to making a discovery ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/177963/impact-minerals-committed-to-making-a-discovery-177963.html Impact Minerals (ASX:IPT) has three large and significant precious and base metal exploration projects in Australia that it purchased in 2013 for $1 million.

These are the Commonwealth and Broken Hill Projects in New South Wales and the Mulga Tank Project in Western Australia.

Impact has carefully progressed exploration on all of the projects and encouraging high grade results have been returned from all three.

This work has reinforced Impact’s initial exploration concepts and its belief that properly executed exploration programs can lead to a significant discovery.

A share purchase plan (SPP) is currently in progress to raise funds to continue exploration on all three projects.

The SPP offers shareholders the ability to subscribe for shares priced at $0.018 with 1:2 free attaching options exercisable at $0.04 expiring 15 June 2020.

The exploration priority on completion of the SPP is at the 100% owned high-grade Commonwealth gold-silver-base metals project where a follow-up drill program is planned.

In 2016 Impact made a high grade gold-silver discovery at the Silica Hill Prospect within the Commonwealth project.

Drilling at Silica Hill discovered gold and silver grading up to 3,600 g/t silver and 23 g/t gold over an area of 200 metres by 100 metres down to a depth of 120 metres below surface.

Numerous targets along trend, at depth and in the surrounding area require drill testing.

Follow up work at the Broken Hill Project is to focus on platinum group metals, nickel, copper and cobalt and multiple drill targets for gold and nickel have been identified at the Mulga Tank Project.

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Thu, 18 May 2017 12:00:00 +1000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/177963/impact-minerals-committed-to-making-a-discovery-177963.html
<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals to open share purchase plan ahead of drilling ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/177628/impact-minerals-to-open-share-purchase-plan-ahead-of-drilling-177628.html Impact Minerals (ASX:IPT) will open a share purchase plan (SPP) to current shareholders that aims to raise up to $4 million for a major upcoming drilling program.

In 2016 Impact made a high grade gold-silver discovery at the Silica Hill Prospect within its 100% owned Commonwealth gold-silver-base metal project located in New South Wales.

Drilling at Silica Hill has discovered gold and silver grading up to 3,600 g/t silver and 23 g/t gold over an area of 200 metres by 100 metres down to a depth of 120 metres below surface.

Numerous targets along trend, at depth and in the surrounding area require drill testing.

Funds raised will be used towards a drill program of up to 3,000 metres of reverse circulation and diamond drilling to test these targets as well as drilling at the high grade Broken Hill copper-nickel-platinum group metals project also located in New South Wales near Broken Hill.


Dr Mike Jones, managing director, commented

“This is a significant opportunity for existing shareholders to increase their participation in upcoming drill programs at the company’s emerging Commonwealth project, where we will start drilling in June, as well as at our Broken Hill copper-nickel-PGM project.

“Both projects have already delivered exceptional high grade drill results that require follow up work as well as numerous new drill targets from our ongoing work.

“I believe the targets we are going to drill have exceptional merit and I will be taking up my full allocation of shares.”


SPP details

The SPP will raise up to $4 million through the offer of 222.3 million shares priced at $0.018 and 3:2 attaching options exercisable at $0.04 and expiring June 15, 2020.

Eligible shareholders will be able to subscribe for up to $15,000 of new shares in the SPP.

Any shares and attaching options not subscribed for under the SPP will be offered under a shortfall offer.

Key dates include:

10 May 2017: Record date
15 May 2017: Lodgement of prospectus
19 May 2017: Opening of SPP and shortfall offer
9 June 2017: Closing of SPP
16 June 2017: Closing of shortfall offer

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Thu, 11 May 2017 15:00:00 +1000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/177628/impact-minerals-to-open-share-purchase-plan-ahead-of-drilling-177628.html
<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals to lift cash balance ahead of drilling program ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/177544/impact-minerals-to-lift-cash-balance-ahead-of-drilling-program-177544.html Impact Minerals (ASX:IPT) has been granted a trading halt by the ASX, pending details of a capital raising.

The halt will remain in place until the opening of trade on Friday 12th May 2017, or earlier if an announcement is made to the market.

Impact has identified its next drill targets to expand the recently discovered high grade gold-silver Silica Hill prospect within the Commonwealth Project in New South Wales.

Recent drilling at the prospect revealed grades of up to 3,600 g/t silver and 23 g/t gold.

The new targets have been generated and prioritised for drilling from a detailed interpretation of induced polarisation (IP) data and from soil geochemistry data.

A review of exploration data has demonstrated strong similarities between the mineralised system at Commonwealth-Silica Hill and the very high grade Eskay Creek Mine in Canada.

Drilling will commence once environmental approvals have been granted, which are expected within the next few weeks.

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Wed, 10 May 2017 09:30:00 +1000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/177544/impact-minerals-to-lift-cash-balance-ahead-of-drilling-program-177544.html
<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals sees similarities to major Canadian gold-silver mine ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/177475/impact-minerals-sees-similarities-to-major-canadian-gold-silver-mine-177475.html Impact Minerals (ASX:IPT) has identified its next drill targets to expand the recently discovered high grade gold-silver Silica Hill prospect within the Commonwealth Project in New South Wales.

Recent drilling at the prospect revealed grades of up to 3,600 g/t silver and 23 g/t gold.

The new targets have been generated and prioritised for drilling from a detailed interpretation of induced polarisation (IP) data and from soil geochemistry data.

A review of exploration data has demonstrated strong similarities between the mineralised system at Commonwealth-Silica Hill and the very high grade Eskay Creek Mine in Canada.

Drilling will commence once environmental approvals have been granted, which are expected within the next few weeks.


Silica Hill discovery

At the Silica Hill prospect Impact has discovered robust widths and grades of gold and silver over an area of 200 metres by 100 metres down to a depth of 120 metres below surface.

Drill intercepts include 74.5 metres at 2.9 g/t gold equivalent including 16 metres at 7 g/t gold equivalent.

Intercepts include narrower zones of high grade gold and very high grades of silver including 0.9 metres at 3,150 g/t silver and 2 g/t gold.

The style and nature of mineralisation discovered at Silica Hill is similar to that encountered within the Commonwealth deposit.

This demonstrates that the mineralisation at the two prospects is part of one larger system and may be linked at depth.


Gold-rich VMS system

The mineralisation at Commonwealth-Silica Hill belongs to a class of deposits known as gold-rich volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) systems.

The well-known Eskay Creek deposit in British Columbia, Canada contained over 4 million ounces of gold and 180 million ounces of silver is similar to Impact’s emerging discovery.

Eskay Creek contained numerous very gold and silver rich ore shoots over a vertical extent of at least 700 metres.


Pre-drilling exploration

The targets have been generated and prioritised for drilling from a detailed interpretation of three lines of IP data and from soil geochemistry data.

The size and strength of the IP anomalies and their coincidence with strong gold- and very strong silver-in soil anomalies is very encouraging for the discovery of further high grade gold and silver mineralisation.

The coming drill program will be highly anticipated.

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<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals confirms cobalt deposit potential ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/177396/impact-minerals-confirms-cobalt-deposit-potential-177396.html Impact Minerals (ASX:IPT) has further reviewed previous exploration data to confirm the potential for two styles of standalone cobalt deposits at its 100% owned Broken Hill Project in New South Wales.

The styles include the Thackaringa style pyrite-cobalt deposit, similar to a nearby deposit being considered for development, and an ironstone related copper-cobalt-gold deposit.

Little systematic exploration for either of these two deposit styles has occurred throughout Impact’s significant 517 square kilometre tenement holding in the Broken Hill region.

Impact believes two prospects on the Broken Hill Project represent these two styles of cobalt deposit – the Pine Creek and Copper King prospects.

Impact remains committed to exploration at Broken Hill for nickel-copper-platinum group metal (PGM) deposits but believes cobalt-copper-gold and silver-lead-zinc warrant further work.


Pine Creek prospect

The Pine Creek Prospect occurs in the same rocks that host the Thackaringa deposits, which total 33 million tonnes at 0.08% cobalt, some 30 kilometres to the south.

Exploration in the 1980s saw two drill holes intersect extensive pyrite with cobalt grades from 0.02% to 0.15% over at least 122 metres and ended in mineralisation.

Assay results returned 92 metres of 0.04% cobalt.


Copper King prospect

Previous work at Copper King has identified an anomalous copper-cobalt-gold trend up to 3.5 kilometres long which is in part defined by variably magnetic ironstone units.

However the focus was mainly on copper exploration and assays for both gold and cobalt are minimal.

Rock chip samples range up to 0.13% cobalt and 0.75 g/t gold.

Three trenches dug in 2012 across parts of the trend near old workings returned up to 23 metres at 1.5% copper and 4 g/t silver including 1.5 metres at 3.2% copper.


Cobalt review

The review has been spurred by cobalt currently undergoing a significant re-rating as a strategic battery metal.

The increasing use of cobalt, as well as the demand from consumers for ethically sourced cobalt, has contributed to a recent price rise to over US$55,000 per metric tonne.

Cobalt is mostly mined as a by-product of copper or nickel, meaning pure cobalt deposits are rare.


Upcoming drill program

Impact plans to commence a major follow up drill program at its 100% owned Commonwealth Project 100 kilometre north of Orange in New South Wales.

Previous drill results show significant mineralisation has been intersected in six drill holes so far at the Silica Hill prospect, over an area of 200x100 metres down to a depth of 120 metres.

Impact has been selected as one of three finalists for New South Wales Explorer of the Year for the Silica Hill discovery.

A significant number of targets for follow up work have been identified over the past 16 months of intensive work by Impact, and these have been prioritised for drilling.

An initial program of 3,000 metres of reverse circulation and diamond drilling is planned for the priority areas with scope to extend the program as warranted.

The results of this work will be used in a new resource statement for the project later in 2017.

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<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals eyes further nickel-copper-PGM potential at Broken Hill ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/177199/impact-minerals-eyes-further-nickel-copper-pgm-potential-at-broken-hill-177199.html Impact Minerals (ASX:IPT) continues to unravel the potential of its wholly-owned Broken Hill Project in New South Wales.

A helicopter-borne VTEM survey has identified eight areas for follow up exploration for high grade deposits of nickel, copper, platinum group metals (PGM) and cobalt.

The survey was conducted over the Rockwell to Little Broken Hill Trend.

The eight areas are spread along the Trend and are within or at the margins of an maficultramafic complex interpreted from regional magnetic and gravity data to be about eight kilometres long and up to 750 metres wide.


Potential of Rockwell-Little Broken Hill

The Rockwell-Little Broken Hill are lies south of a major shear zone that separates it from the Red Hill Prospect and has been very poorly explored due to extensive shallow alluvial cover.

The importance of Red Hill is that previous drilling delivered exceptional grades including a stand out intercept of: 1.2 metres at 283 g/t (9.1 ounces) platinum equivalent.


Next steps

Further interpretation and modelling of the VTEM data is in progress and follow up ground work will commence once completed.

This work will include field checking, surface geochemical sampling and ground geophysical surveys where required to identify targets for drilling.

Any targets identified will be drill tested together with follow up drilling at Red Hill.

The VTEM survey along the Moorkai Trend will be completed later in the year.

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<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals prepares for eagerly awaited follow-up drilling ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/176700/impact-minerals-prepares-for-eagerly-awaited-follow-up-drilling-176700.html Impact Minerals (ASX:IPT) plans to commence a major follow up drill program in May at its 100% owned Commonwealth Project 100 kilometre north of Orange in New South Wales.

Previous drill results show significant mineralisation has been intersected in six drill holes so far at the Silica Hill prospect, over an area of 200x100 metres down to a depth of 120 metres.

A significant number of targets for follow up work have been identified over the past 16 months of intensive work by Impact, and these have been prioritised for drilling.

An initial program of 3,000 metres of reverse circulation and diamond drilling is planned for the priority areas with scope to extend the program as warranted.

The results of this work will be used in a new resource statement for the project later in 2017.


Drill program details

A preliminary compilation of previous exploration data on Impact’s extensive regional landholdings has identified numerous areas for follow up work.

The main areas to be drill tested include:

- The down dip and along trend extensions to the Silica Hill prospect;
- Targets at depth and along trend from the Commonwealth resource 100 metres south east of Silica Hill; and
- New induced polarisation targets at the Welcome Jack prospect.

Work has also recently commenced on regional targets.

At the Greenobbys Prospect, the first regional prospect visited, an undrilled vein system at least 500 metres long has been identified and rock chip samples have returned up to 9 g/t gold and 215 g/t silver with associated metals suggesting similarities with Silica Hill.


The emergence of Silica Hill

At the Silica Hill prospect Impact has recently discovered robust widths and grades of gold and silver over an area of 200 metres by 100 metres down to a depth of 120 metres below surface.

Drill intercepts include 74.5 metres at 2.9 g/t gold equivalent including 16 metres at 7 g/t gold equivalent.

Intercepts include narrower zones of high grade gold and very high grades of silver including 0.9 metres at 3,150 g/t silver and 2 g/t gold.

The style and nature of mineralisation discovered at Silica Hill is similar to that encountered within the Commonwealth deposit.

This demonstrates that the mineralisation at the two prospects is part of one larger system and may be linked at depth.

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<![CDATA[News - Impact Minerals sees cobalt potential near Broken Hill ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/174177/impact-minerals-sees-cobalt-potential-near-broken-hill-174177.html Impact Minerals (ASX:IPT) has identified potential for cobalt mineralisation after reviewing data from its 100% owned Broken Hill Project in New South Wales.

The review showed that Impact’s ground is prospective for three different styles of cobalt mineralisation including the mineral featuring as a by-product and as a standalone resource.

Firstly, cobalt associated with high grade nickel-copper-PGM mineralisation, secondly, pyrite-cobalt deposits, and thirdly, cobalt commonly associated with copper in ironstones.

Exploration for cobalt will be integrated into Impact’s program of work for the other styles of mineralisation for which the licences are prospective.

All data, including the electromagnetic survey due to commence next week at the Broken Hill Project, will be integrated to identify priority areas for follow up work including drilling.


Broken Hill project

The Broken Hill project covers 517 square kilometres of ground close to and south of the large-scale Broken Hill lead-zinc-silver mine in New South Wales.

The project is prospective for deposits of nickel, copper and platinum group minerals (PGMs) as well as lead, zinc and silver.

Impact’s focus has been on the discovery of massive nickel-copper sulphides at the Red Hill, Platinum Springs and Little Darling Creek prospects.

To that aim a helicopter borne electromagnetic survey is scheduled to commence next week to cover 25 kilometres of strike of ultramafic-mafic rocks that host the mineralisation discovered to date.

A total of 350 line kilometres of flying will be completed with results expected by early April.


Red Hill and Platinum Springs hosts cobalt

Previous drilling that discovered high grade nickel-copper-PGM at the Red Hill and Platinum Springs prospect, although not reported at the time, contains cobalt mineralisation.

Intersections of cobalt include:

- 1.2 metres at 0.5% cobalt;
- 1.9 metres at 0.1% cobalt;
- 5.2 metres at 0.06% cobalt;
- 1.6 metres at 0.013% cobalt; and
- 0.6 metres at 0.016% cobalt.

Cobalt mineralisation in the Broken Hill area is also associated with various types of ironstone and variably with copper and sometimes gold.

Four target areas for these styles of mineralisation have been identified from the previous exploration data in the north east part of Impact’s licences.


Standalone cobalt potential

Although the Broken Hill region of New South Wales Australia is well known for its silver-lead-zinc mineralisation, it is also well endowed with extensive cobalt mineralisation including the Thackaringa Cobalt Project.

Thackaringa is located 25 kilometres west of Broken Hill and about 3 to 5 kilometres west of Impacts extensive tenement holdings.

Cobalt Blue Holdings’ (ASX:COB) Thackaringa deposit is one of the world’s largest undeveloped cobalt resources.

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