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Chittering, Bullsbrook sign on to stop local mining

Last month AHMAG made a last-ditch appeal for new members to step up to continue the campaign to stop open-cut mining within a 100km radius of Perth.

Our advertisements and stories in The Northern Valleys News, Toodyay Herald and Gidgegram generated a groundswell of interest, particularly from residents in Bullsbrook and Chittering who are now concerned about not only Chalice Mining’s exploration activities but that of ‘new kid on the block’ Oar Resources Limited (ASX: OAR).

On June 16 Oar was granted permission to explore 87km2 (E70/5406) in the Chittering Valley less than 10km from Chalice’s Gonneville nickel, copper, gold and platinum group elements discovery in the Julimar region of Toodyay.

Oar likened its tenement’s potential, the Crown Project, to that of Chalice’s resource area and commenced negotiating access with landholders with on-ground reconnaissance work starting in mid July.

On August 5 Oar reported to the ASX that the first phase of its project was “well underway” and that results from “initial geological mapping and rock chip sampling programs were “encouraging”.

The company plans to conduct more geological mapping and rock chip sampling which will be followed by “systematic geochemical soil sampling and then, subject to results, a maiden drilling program on initial primary targets”.

Meanwhile Chalice is steaming ahead and on August 2 reported to the ASX that it had located another potentially high-grade area in the north-western section of the Gonneville Project in the Julimar State Forest and that state government department feedback on gaining access to drill in the forest has been “positive”.

AHMAG welcomes all its new members and thanks them for standing up for their environment and lifestyle and looks forward to working with a re-energised committee.

Keep in touch at facebook.avon/hills or write to PO Box 111 Gidgegannup WA 6083.

If you look at the map and see that your property has been pegged for mining exploration and would like to make a donation to our group, we have an account at the Toodyay and Districts Bendigo Community Bank BSB 633-000, account number 152776654.

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