Acquisition from Montezuma Mining Completed
- The Company has finalised acquisition from Montezuma Mining Ltd to acquire 100% interest in E36/843
- Pursuant to the Terms Sheet the Company has issued 1.25M ARS shares under listing rule 7.1A and paid Montezuma $ 4,465.00 in cash
- Montezuma retains a 1% net smelter royalty covering the E36/843 area but excluding the Mt Roberts mining leases
E36/843 is currently under application with the Department of Mines and Petroleum, and covers an area of 79km2 (see Figure 1 in the link below). The Company is required to finalise Native Title Heritage and Access agreements to expedite the final grant of the tenement and will progress this aspect with the Native Title representatives as soon as possible.
The Company has approval in place to undertake resource and exploration drilling programmes on the Mt Roberts mining leases. This work is scheduled to commence towards the end of July 2017 with the drilling planned over a 6 week period.
Alt CEO James Anderson commented " The transaction with Montezuma is now completed. We have also had some initial discussions with Gold Fields regarding two mining leases they hold that are contained within the new Mt Roberts exploration licence area. The Company has had a positive initial meeting with representatives of the Tjiwarl people regarding access and heritage agreements. The traditional owners have recently had Native Title determination over the area and have registered a Prescribed Body Corporate providing an opportunity for the Company to discuss a broader agreement covering access, heritage and benefit sharing and we look forward to working closely with the traditional owners".
The Company conducted a very successful first pass RC drilling campaign in October-November 2016, completing 2,088m at the Mt Roberts project (see Note below). High grade gold was intersected during this drilling program, confirming a 200m strike length for mineralisation at the Mt Roberts Workings. Some of the more significant intercepts included (see Note below):
MRRC0003: 3m @ 28 g/t Au, including
1m @ 67.4 g/t Au
MRRC0006: 3m @ 1.95 g/t Au from 17m
MRCC0007: 1m @ 5.59 g/t Au from 29m
MRRC0008: 1m @ 20.3 g/t Au from 49m
MRRC0009: 1m @ 24.4 g/t Au from 64m, and
4m @ 7.96 g/t Au from 78m, including
2m @ 13.75 g/t Au from 82m
MRRC0014: 1m @ 3.57 g/t Au from 51m
MRRC0032: 7m @ 1.66 g/t Au from 35m
The expanded project area is characterised by a tightly folded sequence of altered komatiites, basalts, felsic volcanics, and fine sediments. The 1.9 km Mt Roberts-Rum Punch line of mineralisation (see Figure 2 in the link below) is located on the eastern limb of the Mt White Syncline and the western limb of the Leinster Anticline. Within the expanded project area, the total strike length of known mineralisation along the Mt Roberts shear is approximately 5km. The northern extent of this system lies within adjoining mining leases (see Figure 2 in the link below).
Major NNW-striking shears are located to the east and west with secondary mineralised splays occurring within the licence area, including the Mt Roberts Shear Zone. Gold mineralisation in the area is shear-hosted in quartz veins and occurs near the ultramafic-mafic contact. At Mount Roberts and Rum Punch, mineralisation forms steeply west-dipping lenses along a 1.9 km strike length based on drilling intercepts, and remains open at depth and along strike to the south.
Regionally, crustal-scale shear zones in the Yilgarn Craton host significant gold mineralisation, including Agnew and Vivien, as well as Jundee, Sunrise Dam and Leonora further afield. These shear zones tap metal-bearing fluids derived from altered mantle, and form gold deposits that are characterised by deep, narrow high grade ore shoots (Blewett, 2010). The Mount Roberts Gold Project lies in close proximity to a significant shear zone (see Figure 2 in the link below) and is only 6km north-east of the Vivien gold mine (Ramelius Resources), with 0.19 Moz Au, and lying along a parallel shear zone.
Note: See ARS announcements 16th November, 2016 and 1st December, 2016, please visit:
To view figures, please visit:
About Alt Resources Ltd
Alt Resources Limited (ASX:ARS) is an ASX-listed resources company currently focussed on exploration and development of its Western Australian and NSW based precious and base metals projects including the Bottle Creek Gold Mine, the Mt Roberts gold project, the Paupong IRG mineral system and the Myalla massive sulphide project. Alt is strategically expanding its portfolio of assets in Australia with a mandate to become a gold producer generating increased shareholder value.
Link: ARS announcement 16th November,2016
Link: ARS announcement 1st December,2016
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