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Title: Combined annual report (Cato Project) for the period 14 October 2006 to 13 October 2007 EL4170 Cato Plateau and EL 4171 Cato River
Title Holder / Company: Rio Tinto Exploration
Report id: CR2007-0496
Tenure: EL4170;  EL4171
Year: 2007
Author: Pankhurst, MJ
Hartshorn, G
Abstract: Exploration Licence (EL) 4170 Cato Plateau and EL4171 Cato River were applied for by BHP Minerals Pty Ltd (BHP) on 3 October 1982. EL4170 was granted on 14 October 2004, EL4171 was granted on 12 September 2005. Rio Tinto Exploration Pty Limited (RTX) signed an agreement with BHP on 27 March 2000 whereby RTX took over management and ownership of the tenements. The original EL4170 tenement application covered an area of 593.5km2 of which only 57.0km2 was granted. The original EL4171 tenement application covered an area of 846.0km2 of which 598.2km2 was granted. The remainder of the area was split off into a new application, EL24389 and put into moratorium. The tenements are located 30km west of Nhulunbuy, east Arnhem Land and consequently are processed under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1975 (ALRA). Combined reporting of EL4171 and EL4170 was granted on 3 August 2007, and called the 'Cato Project'. The Cato Project forms part of the larger contiguous tenement package in east Arnhem Land, which is considered prospective for bauxite. This combined annual report describes the exploration completed during the third tenure year of EL4170 and the second tenure year of EL4171. It includes results of aircore drilling undertaken by RTX the 2007 field season. The Cato Project covers a spur of the Cato Plateau, which is a known area of bauxite of similar style to the nearby world class Gove deposit. It also covers extensions of subtle, coastal plateaus and a small isolated plateau. Exploration is focused on testing the area for bauxite. Work completed during the period included: - Aircore Drilling - 72 holes were drilled for a total of 517m - Collection of 13 grab samples
Date Added: 7-Nov-2017
Appears in Collections:Minerals Exploration Reports (MEX)

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