Reality bit hard for Novo shareholders in the form of a blunt press release on Friday, November 24 outlining the frustrations of the Purdy’s Reward tenement, a key tenement within the farm-in and joint venture Novo has with ASX-listed Artemis Resources Limited, in Western Australia. The gist of the release is that it is proving difficult to get useful samples from the property. Which, in turn, pushes any sort of resource estimate off into the New Year.
Excellent overview of the Pilbara gold rush. Companies and geology are covered lightly but carefully. You have heard of Novo, what John Beveridge’s article does is introduce the many other players in the area. He also gives a useful history of Pilbara’s start as an iron ore resource with enough iron to meet world demand for centuries.
“I going to share something with my readers that no one has ever mentioned that you really want to think about. Pretend for a moment that the lava never covered the sand and gravel and turned it into hard rock. Instead of this being a 5-20 meter thick hard rock conglomerate, it’s a simple 5-20 meter thick sand and gravel bed with gold nuggets in it.
I met David Erfle on the media tour of the Yukon I was on a few weeks back. Quiet, intense and very, very focused. He has to be because he is trading the junior mining market and runs a subscription newsletter from his site juniorminerjunky.com out of Southern California.