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Peel Exploration Upbeat on New Discoveries

Peel Exploration (ASX:PEX) Managing Director Rob Tyson is excited about a significant deposit that may be found in the historic May Day mine,Gilgunnia, western NSW.

Peel Exploration acquired the mine in 2006 and says that it has discovered reasonable deposits of gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc.

ML1361 & ELA3776 contains the May Day gold-base metal deposit (located on a 100 hectare mining lease), and the historic Gilgunnia goldfield. The May Day deposit, a structurally controlled volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) system, is a classic analogue for Cobar-style precious and base metal mineralisation. Image Credit: Peel Exploration

The May Day gold-base metal deposit (comprising a 100 hectare mining lease -  ML1361), is located approximately 100km south of the mining town of Cobar in central NSW. Peel recently lodged an exploration licence application (ELA3776) covering approximately 84 km2, encompassing the May Day deposit.

Rob Tyson is hoping to construct a new mine at the site about 100 km south of Cobar. According to him while the grade of the gold is marginal at times the drilling results are pleasing. For him the most exciting is the large magnetic anomaly sitting under the May Day pit, however that it quite deep. The shallower targets including geochemical anomalies near the surface is what they are looking at right now. They will also be looking at historical workings from the turn of the 20th century which have lead and zinc, but have not been tested for gold.

He hopes to offer to turn the mine into a potential mining site in about five years time. He also feels that the neighboring land owned by an international company is also rich with minerals, which drilling tests would confirm.

Joel Scanlon

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Joel Scanlon

Joel emigrated to Australia in 1995 and worked for five years in the mining industry as an exploration geotechnician, using GIS mapping and CAD software. Upon moving to the North Coast of NSW, Australia Joel worked as a graphic designer for a leading consultancy firm. After that, he ran a successful business providing web services to businesses along the eastern seaboard of Australia. During this time, he developed and launched News-Medical.Net. Joel has been working with AZoNetwork since the company was founded in 2000.


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