BAJV has exploration tenements widespread along the Darling Range of Western Australia.

Bauxite forms naturally through weathering, generally as a thin and erratic layer, and comprises one or more minerals that consist of aluminium and iron hydroxides, together with minor amounts of quartz, iron oxides and other lesser compounds.
BAJV is exploring on an extensive tenement package, which was provided by BRL as part of their contribution to the joint venture. Field geological assessments for bauxite are carried out on prospective areas. Based on these assessments, areas are either planned for drilling or handed back to the DMP.
Exploration drilling is undertaken by a tractor-mounted vacuum rig operated by a driller and offsider.  Initial drilling is usually carried out on a broad spacing and depending on the results, further drilling may be carried on a smaller grid. Samples are taken every ½ metre and these are collected and logged by BAJV’s Geologist and Field Assistant. The rigs are very compact and have a high ground clearance so are able to traverse through thick vegetation. Drilling is carried out during the dry months of the year, normally October to May.
Diamond core drilling may also be undertaken to obtain solid core samples to enable confirmation of the density characteristics of the deposit and allow more accurate resource modelling.
Drill holes are rehabilitated as soon as possible after drilling is complete by plugging the hole with a conical concrete plug and backfilling with drill spoil.  A small heap of soil is left over the hole to allow for natural subsidence.
BAJV’s exploration drilling programs identify bauxite occurrences for geological modelling. Once a significant deposit has been sufficiently defined, modelling results are released as resource announcements by BRL  to The Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) and posted on our website. Significant and prospective resource deposits are then assessed for suitability for mining and development.

COMPETENT PERSON STATEMENT

The information on this site that relates to Juturna, Minerva and Rusina Mineral Resources is based on information compiled by Peter Senini who is a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists. Mr Senini was an employee of BRL at the time of resource estimation and remains competent person for the above mentioned resources. He has sufficient experience relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of deposit under consideration, and to the activity that he is undertaking, to qualify as a Competent Person as defined in the 2012 Edition of the Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves’. Mr Senini consents to the inclusion in the report of the matters based on his information in the form and context in which it appears.

The information on this site that relates to Felicitas, Cardea3, Aurora and Cronus Mineral Resources is based on information compiled by Graham de la Mare who is a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists. Mr de la Mare is employed by RungePincockMinarco (RPM). Mr de la Mare has sufficient experience relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of deposit under consideration, and to the activity that he is undertaking, to qualify as a Competent Person as defined in the 2012 Edition of the Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves’. Mr de la Mare consents to the inclusion in the report of the matters based on his information in the form and context in which it appears.

JORC Code Compliant Public Reports

The Company advises that this website contains summaries of Exploration Results and Mineral Resources as defined in the 2012 Edition of the ‘Australian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves’ (JORC Code). The JORC compliant Public Reports released to the ASX declaring exploration results or resources referred to can be viewed on both the ASX and the BRL websites, free of charge.

The company confirms that it is not aware of any new information or data that materially affects the information included in the original market announcement and, in the case of estimates of Mineral Resources that all material assumptions and technical parameters underpinning the estimate in the relevant market announcement continue to apply and have not materially changed. The company confirms that the form and context in which the Competent Person’s findings are presented have not materially modified from the original market announcement.