Friday, October 30, 2009


Geodex Minerals Ltd. has begun a diamond drilling program on its Flume Ridge tungsten property in southwestern New Brunswick. Geodex's business plan remains focused on advancing its flagship Sisson Brook tungsten-molybdenum project toward production while maintaining an aggressive portfolio of prospective exploration properties in New Brunswick. Flume Ridge is part of a group of properties in addition to Sisson Brook with potential for granite-related deposits of tungsten, molybdenum, tin and related metals.

The Flume Ridge property, comprising 121 claims, is located immediately west of the company's Mount Pleasant West project, and approximately 20 kilometres west of the formerly producing Mount Pleasant tungsten-molybdenum mine, owned by Adex Mining Inc. Geodex can earn a 90-per-cent interest in the property by way of an April, 2009, option agreement with two New Brunswick companies (see the Geodex news release dated April 21, 2009, in Stockwatch).

Claims were originally staked at Flume Ridge to cover an area of government tungsten soil and stream sediment anomalies, as well as scheelite-bearing float discoveries. Geodex's initial 2009 exploration included a soil survey followed by a basal till sampling program which outlined a tungsten anomaly approximately 2,500 metres by 2,000 metres in area, as well as scattered anomalous tin values. The soil anomaly has a strong correlation with an isolated magnetic high identified by a government airborne survey and confirmed by a Geodex ground survey.

Four shallow trenches, spaced over a distance of approximately 200 metres, were dug to expose bedrock within the soil anomaly. Trench mapping shows that scheelite mineralization is found in all trenches and is controlled mainly by two sets of near-vertical, crosscutting quartz veins. The veins are hosted by metasedimentary rocks displaying strong silicification and pyrrhotite mineralization.

As a result of the encouraging results in the 2009 exploration program at Flume Ridge, Geodex has begun a Stage 1 six-hole drill program of 600 metres to test the tungsten-tin soil anomaly. It is anticipated that the drilling program will be completed in early November with assay results available in December, 2009.

Neil Humphreys, MSc, PGeo, Geodex's chief geologist, is a qualified person under NI 43-101 and is responsible for the design and conduct of the programs carried out by the company on the Sisson Brook project. Mr. Humphreys has reviewed this release and approves its content.

The Full Release can be viewed on the company website
Geodex News Release Oct-30-09

Back in April when Geodex acquired this ground there was a Video released that explained the key points about the property. Since April some things have changed such as, Mr Anderson is no longer with Geodex. As well the date for the Sisson brook prefeasibility study has also changed. Please call the company Geodex Minerals Ltd directly for a current update 604-689-7771


Sunday, October 4, 2009

Hazelwood Resources considers Big Hill downstream processing

2 October 2009  

HAZELWOOD Resources says it will consider the downstream processing options at the proposed Big Hill development in Western Australia.

The group is conducting a pre-feasibility study into a proposed mining and processing operation with an annual production capacity of about 200,000 metric tonne units of tungsten concentrate.

The company made the decision to look in to mineral processing options following consultation with tungsten industry participants who indicated that looking at the merits of producing tungsten intermediate products was the way to go.

According to Hazelwood, it has become evident that the depth in the market for intermediate products such as ammonium paratungstate (APT) presents a better opportunity than raw concentrate alone. Consequently, the Big Hill pre-feasibility will now incorporate APT into the potential Big Hill product mix.