NiS Exploration: More Science than Luck - Galileo Mining Limited (ASX: GAL)
Rooster Talk Episode 25: A Margaret River Series
Update on the Nickel Exploration
It's time for an update on nickel exploration with Brad Underwood, Chairman and Managing Director, Galileo Mining (ASX:GAL).
Today we focus on the science and techniques of nickel exploration - which is the easy process but what are the potential issues? As we speak, the company is undergoing its first diamond drilling program at its Fraser Range Nickel Belt in Western Australia.
About Galileo Mining and its Projects
Galileo Mining is a resources company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) under the code GAL and is exploring for base metals in south-east Western Australia. The company has a 100% ownership of its Norseman Project and has Joint Ventures with the Creasy Group over highly prospective tenements in the Fraser Range.
The Norseman Project is located adjacent to the regional town of Norseman in an infrastructure-rich area of Western Australia. A bitumen highway runs parallel to the project area and is less than 10km from the Company’s current JORC cobalt-nickel resources. The Norseman Project includes numerous areas with potential for further cobalt discoveries as well as additional nickel and copper prospects.
The Fraser Range Project covers two zones of the extensive Fraser Range geological belt. The Fraser Range is known for the world-class Nova nickel-copper-cobalt mine discovered by Sirius Resources in 2012. Galileo’s northern Fraser Range tenement is 80km from the operating Nova mine while the southern tenements are just 30km from the mine.
Galileo is targeting Nova style nickel-copper-cobalt mineralisation in the Fraser Range and has a deep level of experience in the region.
The company was originally privately owned by renowned prospector Mr. Mark Creasy, and Galileo Managing Director Mr. Brad Underwood spent eight years as General Manager of the Creasy Group’s exploration at the Fraser Range and Norseman.
Galileo Mining listed on the ASX in May 2018, raising $15 million in IPO funding.
Mr. Creasy continues to be the largest shareholder, controlling approximately 31 percent of the company. ASX-listed miner Independence Group (ASX: IGO) and Mineral Resources’ founder Chris Ellison are included within the Company’s top five largest shareholders.
Galileo Key Milestones:
2003 – Registered as a private company wholly-owned by Mark Creasy
2004 – Acquired the Norseman project
2006 – Initial drilling conducted at Norseman
2017 – Maiden JORC Resource completed at Norseman
2018 – Acquired interest in the Fraser Range project
2018 – Launched on the ASX as a public company
It has been nearly two months since last spoke with Mr. Underwood, Managing Director of Galileo Mining Limited. Click on the podcast below for an update on nickel exploration. The science and techniques of nickel exploration process is easy but there are potential issues. As we speak, the company is undergoing its first diamond drilling program at its Fraser Range Nickel Belt in Western Australia.
About Brad Underwood
Brad Underwood is the Chairman and Managing Director of Galileo Mining. Mr Underwood is a geologist with over 18 years’ experience in exploration, prospecting and mining. He has been involved in copper, gold, nickel and cobalt discoveries and the development of numerous prospects over a variety of commodities.
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Galileo's strategic focus on nickel, copper and cobalt in tier-1 mining jurisdiction.
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