Morning News Bites – Aug 3

In today’s morning news bites:

Neometals and Sms Group announced a joint venture to recycle lithium ion batteries, NSW COVID-19 clusters increase concern as Victoria move into stage 4 lockdown.

  • A formal agreement has been reached between Neometals and SMS group called Primobius, which will commercialise Neometals’ proprietary lithium-ion battery recycling technology. This offers a unique and sustainable method for recovering valuable lithium, nickel, cobalt and other materials from spent and scrap electric vehicle and consumer electronic LiB’s. Recovered and refined product materials will be in a form that can be reused in the battery supply chain. Neometals Managing Director Chris Reed said, “We have a clear path to commercialise this Australian technology, developed by our technical team in Perth, to meet the needs of the burgeoning European lithium battery and EV makers.”
  • Redstone Resources Limited has presented its report for Q4 and FY20. This includes the successful completion and interpretation of results from the 2019 exploration West Musgrave  Project, which has confirmed the significantly improved prospectivity for copper mineralisation across the project tenure.
  • Drilling has commenced at the Wild-viper Gold Project for Terrain Minerals Limited. This high-quality gold exploration tenement package located 76 km north of Leanora WA and is surrounded by historic gold deposits and is surprisingly under-explored and appears to be highly prospective. Negotiations are progressing, with plans to farm‐in up to 80% interest in privately owned Hannans South Gold Tailings Project,  a large scale tailings gold facility, located on the historic Hannans South Gold Mill site in Kalgoorlie, WA.
  • Jindalee Resources announces the appointment of Mrs Karen Wellman as CEO, effective 12 October 2020. Mrs Wellman is a geologist with almost 20 years’ experience covering all aspects of the mining cycle from early stage exploration, production and mine geology, through to resource definition and estimation. Jindalee’s Chairman Mr Justin Mannolini has welcomed this appointment, saying “We are delighted to welcome Karen as Jindalee’s CEO. Karen’s industry and development experience will be of great value to the Company as we advance our portfolio of gold and nickel assets in Western Australia to further develop and expand our significant lithium resource base in the US.”
  • Drilling contract awarded for the Mt Stirling Gold Project for Torian Resources. Phase 1 drilling has proven that the Mt Stirling Project is emerging as a potentially large  gold system with ore grade Au now intercepted over 100m below prior drilling and extends over 1,000m strike. This extends on assay results released in June of this year, which returned grades of up to: 4m @ 8.84 g/t (including 33.10 g/t over 1.0 m) and 24m @ 1.26 g/t (including 2.89 g/t over 7.0 m).