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Warm welcome at Surfers Point for Margaret River Pro | Photos

Warm welcome at Surfers Point for Margaret River Pro | Photos
As WA surfers battled it out on the waves off Surfers Point for the WA Trials on Tuesday morning, Tourism Minister Paul Papalia and Member for Warren-Blackwood Terry Redman were at the Margaret River Pro event site to officially launch the 2018 competition.

Joined by competing surfers Stephanie Gilmore, John John Florence, Bronte Macaulay, Sally Fitzgibbons, Caroline Marks and Bells Beach winner Italo Ferreira as well as Margaret River surfer Jack Robinson, Mr Papalia said he was in town to pass on one message.

“That is that we value the Margaret River Pro,” Mr Papalia told the media gathering.

“It is our premier event on the sporting calendar, it is the only one that we have in Western Australia every single year that is a world championship event.

“And we want to retain it.

“I think everyone here should take the opportunity to convey to the World Surfing League that we love this event, we support it, and well be doin..

Warm welcome at Surfers Point for Margaret River Pro | Photos

As WA surfers battled it out on the waves off Surfers Point for the WA Trials on Tuesday morning, Tourism Minister Paul Papalia and Member for Warren-Blackwood Terry Redman were at the Margaret River Pro event site to officially launch the 2018 competition.

Joined by competing surfers Stephanie Gilmore, John John Florence, Bronte Macaulay, Sally Fitzgibbons, Caroline Marks and Bells Beach winner Italo Ferreira as well as Margaret River surfer Jack Robinson, Mr Papalia said he was in town to pass on one message.

“That is that we value the Margaret River Pro,” Mr Papalia told the media gathering.

“It is our premier event on the sporting calendar, it is the only one that we have in Western Australia every single year that is a world championship event.

“And we want to retain it.

“I think everyone here should take the opportunity to convey to the World Surfing League that we love this event, we support it, and well be doing everything we can to extend our event into the future.

“I look forward to seeing some magnificent surfing in coming days.”

Mr Papalia acknowledged the traditional Wadandi custodians of the area and thanked indigenous performers for their welcome to country.

“This event is in a magnificent part of the world, its a brilliant surfing destination. Its on the edge of a world class wine and food producing area, its in the heart of a world class biodiversity hotspot, and as we have just witnessed, it is the home of the worlds oldest living culture.”

Gracetown surfer Bronte Macaulay is a hometown favourite and the only Western Australian professional competing in the event.

“Its so nice just to be here, being home in Gracetown is the best thing ever and its pretty exciting with the event starting tomorrow,” Macaulay said.

Macaulay said she was keen to see the event continue in the region past the planned two years.

“I hope it goes on forever – I heard theyre redoing the airport in Busselton and that would be really positive to be able to fly straight from Sydney or Melbourne, that could help.”

When asked about the addition of hometown break North Point to the competition, Macaulay said it was her sisters preferred wave.

“I would love to watch the guys out there, and Im not very good out there but Id love to give it a crack,” she laughed.

“Its a sick wave, its on Lauras forehand and my backhand so shes definitely better than me out there!

“I went out there this morning, its such an epic wave.”

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Argonaut Resources directors show faith in company by participating in oversubscribed SPP

Argonaut Resources NL (ASX:ARE) directors have demonstrated their faith in the company’s copper-zinc strategy by participating in the recently closed share purchase plan (SPP).

Independent non-executive chairman Patrick Elliot purchased more than 4.465 million shares at 0.55 cents per share in an indirect interest.

He now holds 5,876,159 shares in that interest with another 20,324,574 held in a separate indirect interest.

Independent non-executive chairman Malcolm Richmond acquired more than 5.454 million shares in a direct interest, increasing the number held in this interest to almost 15 million with another 1 million held in an indirect interest.

Overwhelming response to SPP[hhmc]
The company was overwhelmed by the response to its SPP which closed early and more than twice oversubscribed with the target subsequently increased to $2.5 million from $1.2 million.

Subscriptions in excess of $3 million were received and as a result, the SPP was closed with immediate effect.

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Argonaut Resources NL (ASX:ARE) directors have demonstrated their faith in the company’s copper-zinc strategy by participating in the recently closed share purchase plan (SPP).

Independent non-executive chairman Patrick Elliot purchased more than 4.465 million shares at 0.55 cents per share in an indirect interest.

He now holds 5,876,159 shares in that interest with another 20,324,574 held in a separate indirect interest.

Independent non-executive chairman Malcolm Richmond acquired more than 5.454 million shares in a direct interest, increasing the number held in this interest to almost 15 million with another 1 million held in an indirect interest.

Overwhelming response to SPP


The company was overwhelmed by the response to its SPP which closed early and more than twice oversubscribed with the target subsequently increased to $2.5 million from $1.2 million.

Subscriptions in excess of $3 million were received and as a result, the SPP was closed with immediate effect.

Money raised under this SPP and from the recently completed $2.7 million share placeRead More – Source

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Strickland Metals shares jump 39% ahead of drilling base metal target near DeGrussa

Strickland Metals Ltd (ASX:STK) shares surged 39% today ahead of its maiden drilling program at the Doolgunna Project, which will include a diamond drilling program that is likely to begin by the end of this month.

As a part of the program, a minimum of four diamond holes will be drilled to a depth of 500 metres to test a VMS target similar to the nearby DeGrussa deposit of Sandfire Resources (ASX:SFR).

Heritage survey[hhmc]
Exploration activity has recommenced on the Doolgunna Project following completion of heritage surveys to allow land access to areas where the company wishes to complete exploration drilling.

The target for drilling is a compelling base metal prospect that exhibits geological characteristics that are interpreted to be similar to Sandfire Resources’ DeGrussa deposit about 30 kilometres to the east of the project.

The prospect has a 3-kilometre-long electromagnetic conductor that lies below an outcropping copper-zinc gossan that has been mapped over a 1.2-kilomet..

Strickland Metals Ltd (ASX:STK) shares surged 39% today ahead of its maiden drilling program at the Doolgunna Project, which will include a diamond drilling program that is likely to begin by the end of this month.

As a part of the program, a minimum of four diamond holes will be drilled to a depth of 500 metres to test a VMS target similar to the nearby DeGrussa deposit of Sandfire Resources (ASX:SFR).

Heritage survey


Exploration activity has recommenced on the Doolgunna Project following completion of heritage surveys to allow land access to areas where the company wishes to complete exploration drilling.

The target for drilling is a compelling base metal prospect that exhibits geological characteristics that are interpreted to be similar to Sandfire Resources’ DeGrussa deposit about 30 kilometres to the east of the project.

The prospect has a 3-kilometre-long electromagnetic conductor that lies below an outcropping copper-zinc gossan that has been mapped over a 1.2-kilometre strike.

Diamond core drilling


The company plans to start the diamond core drilling by the end of this month.

A multi-purpose drill rig has been contracted to enable the minimum planned program wRead More – Source

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Pan Asia Metals has positive discussions on plans for Thai lithium project

Pan Asia Metals Ltd (ASX:PAM) has had positive discussions with authorities in Phang Nga Province, Thailand, including the provincial government, for its Reung Kiet Lithium Project.

PAM has submitted a presentation covering all aspects of the project including methods of ongoing exploration, conceptual mining and concentrate production, and the potential for downstream value-adding industries in Phang Nga and Thailand.

The presentation and subsequent discussions were aimed at assisting Phang Nga Provincial Government in their considerations for the proposed mining and industrial development areas.

Provincial Government discussions[hhmc]
Pan Asia was recently invited by the chief executive officer of the Phang Nga Provincial Administrative Organisation (PAO), a Phang Nga Provincial Government coordinating body, to represent PAM and the Reung Kiet Lithium Project.

The meeting was also attended by the head of Phang Nga Provincial Industry along with the representatives of the Phang Ng..

Pan Asia Metals Ltd (ASX:PAM) has had positive discussions with authorities in Phang Nga Province, Thailand, including the provincial government, for its Reung Kiet Lithium Project.

PAM has submitted a presentation covering all aspects of the project including methods of ongoing exploration, conceptual mining and concentrate production, and the potential for downstream value-adding industries in Phang Nga and Thailand.

The presentation and subsequent discussions were aimed at assisting Phang Nga Provincial Government in their considerations for the proposed mining and industrial development areas.

Provincial Government discussions


Pan Asia was recently invited by the chief executive officer of the Phang Nga Provincial Administrative Organisation (PAO), a Phang Nga Provincial Government coordinating body, to represent PAM and the Reung Kiet Lithium Project.

The meeting was also attended by the head of Phang Nga Provincial Industry along with the representatives of the Phang Nga Provincial Public Works and Town Planning Office.

Phang Nga Provincial Industry head has been appointed by the Phang Nga governor as chairman of the Phang Nga New Town Planning Committee.

During the meeting, the chairman of the committee conveyed its support for the Reung Kiet Lithium Project.

PAO wants to ensure that the requirements of the Reung Kiet project are incorporated into the town planning committee’s zoning plans to ensure that the project can progress once exploration and feasibility results prove positive.

“Can bring opportunities”


PAM managing director Paul Lock said: “We have been working hard in Phang Nga province and we are very happy with the positive reception that the Reung Kiet Lithium Project is receiving from the Phang Nga Provincial Government and surrounding communities.

“Reung Kiet is strategically located and based on peer feasibility work the project is positioned to potentially be one of the lowest-cost suppliers of lithium chemicals in the global peer group.

“This is a project that can bring substantial opportunities and value to Phang Nga and Thailand.”

Pan Asia is planning its second Reung Kiet drilling program with expectations that this will begin in the coming months following the conclusion of the current Khao Soon drilling program.

Potential cost curve leader


Reung Kiet is a hard rock project with lepidolite rich pegmatites chiefly composed of quartz, albite and lepidolite with minor cassiterite and tantalite as well as other accessory minerals including some rare earth.

Lepidolite does not require roasting and has a suite of by-products which are recoverable at the concentrator and processing stages of the flow sheet.

Peer feasibility work has Read More – Source

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