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EMMERSON Resources has struck gold
at an old mine located west of Tennant
Recent drilling at the Chariot has revealed high
grade gold deposits with content of a whopping
17.4 grams per tonne.
Kalgoorlie’s Golden Mile has gold grades of
about two grams per tonne.
The company’s managing director, Rob Bills,
said while the volume of gold at Chariot is much
smaller than the famous Golden Mile, the grade
is much, much greater.
The mine is expected to yield nearly 100,000
ounces of gold.
Emmerson announced its resource upgrade
on the ASX late last week along with plans
for an extended drilling program after the wet
season that will focus on testing for shallow
high grade supergene gold at the Chariot East
and West targets.
Discovered in 1998 by Normandy, Chariot was
mined between 2003-2005 by Giants Reef, clos-
ing when the company went into administration.
In that time, Chariot produced 94,600 troy
ounces of gold.
Mr Bills, who has just returned from a trip as
part of the NT Trade delegation to Japan, South
Korea and China, said the news caps a very
successful year for Emmerson.
“We have a pipeline of exciting near mine and
brown fields projects ready for drill testing in
early 2014 and anticipate rapidly adding to these
global resources,” he said.
“In addition we have made two new discoveries
within our Tennant Creek project at Goanna and
Monitor utilising new technology and concepts
- the first new discoveries in Tennant Creek for
over a decade.”
Mr Bills said having regained 100 per cent
ownership of the entire project, Emmerson
plans to capitalise on the company’s propri-
etary exploration techniques to make further
discoveries within the more regional greenfields
Emmerson strikes gold
THREE locals have set themselves a high goal to raise
funds for the Primary School.
Colin Furphy, Laura Wright and Debbie Bordan are tackling Mount
Everest, having mastered the perils of Tennant Creek’s Anzac Hill.
The trio start their climb from Kathmandu to the Mount Everest
base camp today.
They’ll be trekking past the Gokyo Lakes on a 21 day expedition in
a bid to raise $15,000 for new shade structures at the Primary School.
Colin, who works at Karen’s Kitchen, said the climb is something
he’s always wanted to do.
However, he had serious health issues and was warned by doctors
that his dreams would never be realised.
Following two rounds of epileptic surgery, Colin climbed Africa’s
highest mountain, Kilimanjaro - a feat that convinced him he could
make it to the Everest base camp.
When he moved to Tennant Creek for work about six months ago,
Colin set his sights on the cool challenge.
Year 12 High School student, Laura Wright, came on board, fol-
lowed by the Tennant Creek Hospital’s head sister, Debbie Bordan.
For the past four months the group has been busy securing spon-
sorship and raising funds.
Rotary and Lions have each contributed $2500 with the Memo
Club, T&J Contractors, the Eldorado Motor Inn, Yeperenye Shop-
ping Centre, and Barrow Creek Roadhouse also chipping in to
Their support will be acknowledged with photos of their logos at
various Mount Everest locations.
Primary School Principal Fiona McLoughlin said the money raised
by the mountaineers will be put to good use.
“The money will be used to help put quality, certified and sustain-
able shade structures on the two playgrounds in the early years
quadrangle,” she said.
“Currently there is no shade over the play equipment and it is a
major sun safety issue for our students.”
The shade structures cost an estimated $30,000, half of which will
be contributed by Tennant’s adventurers.
Tennant trio sets goal for Everest hike
HIKING PRACTICE: Laura Wright, Debbie Bordan and Colin Furphy give their legs a workout
on Anzac Hill in preparation for the next level – Mount Everest.
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