The holder herewith surrenders EPM26692.

-During the second reporting period, the proposed exploration of the Permit Area commenced and also concluded.

-Satellite and Aerial surveying was carried out initially, followed up by on-ground surveys using 4x4 vehicles and motorcycles.

-Once prospective areas were delineated, a nine inch drilling rig was used to test the selected sites.

-The total number of nine inch diameter exploration holes drilled on the EP to date is 48 holes.

-The total feet drilled is 1680 feet, as per the drilling log.

-Test drilling revealed that the ground composition of most of the identified targets on the EPM area is unsuitable for the deposition of opal.

-Subsequently, test drilling was conclusive in that it did not identify any target areas of interest with suitable opal deposits, which would warrant further investigation.

-Therefore, the drilling program on the exploration permit area has been discontinued and concluded on the 26.07.2021.

-The nine inch auger drilling rig was the only machinery used to explore the area.

-All holes drilled have been backfilled automatically by the rig upon completion of each hole.

-Therefore there exists no need for ongoing rehabilitation of the sites drilled.

The holder herewith surrenders EPM 26692.

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Report persistent identifier CR129256
Report type Coal or Mineral Permit Report - Final (End of Tenure)
Permit number EPM 26692
Report owner BENNETT, Michael John
Report was generated by
Dataset contains these earth science data categories Mineral Resource Geology
Targeted or actual commodity Opal
Report is of geological features
Report period start date 2021-03-17
Report end date 2022-01-16
Report extents in GeoJSON
Map tiles by MapBox, under CC BY 3.0. Data by OpenStreetMap, under CC BY SA.
Creator Geological Survey of Queensland
Maintainer email GSQOpenData@dnrme.qld.gov.au