Julimar miner plans 72 state forest drill sites

CHALICE Mining says it will take another three to five years to decide whether to start large-scale mining in Julimar State Forest.

The company is seeking State Government approval to start “low-impact” exploratory drilling in the forest after getting promising test results on nearby farms it has acquired – now totalling about 2100ha (5200 acres) – and from aerial surveys.

The applications sought “72 small drill sites”.

Drill cores from Chalice-owned Julimar farmland showing bronze-coloured sulphide mineralisation in the darker host rock.

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