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Falkland Islands awards license for gold and mineral exploration

Thursday, July 27th 2023 - 11:04 UTC
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Nick Rendell was appointed the local agent of Warrah Resources Nick Rendell was appointed the local agent of Warrah Resources

The Falkland Islands Government, FIG, have awarded Warrah Resources Limited (“Warrah Resources”) a license for gold and mineral exploration.

The initial stage of the exploration intends to focus on non-invasive and low impact geochemical and geophysical activities such as stream and soil sampling. Warrah Resources believe that the application of advanced geophysical applications such as drone magnetic and electromagnetic surveying plus importantly new technology such as deep penetrating radar technology will significantly de-risk future exploration by providing detailed sub-surface imagery in the priority areas.

Some of the land Warrah Resources intend to explore is owned by the Crown and some of the land is in the ownership or occupation of Falkland Landholding Limited and private owners or occupiers. All landowners will be contacted by Warrah Resources and FIG. Warrah Resources will not access land without the landowner’s permission and every care will be made to ensure livestock are undisturbed and that disturbance to land is minimized.

Further information on Warrah Resources can be found at www.warrahresources.com

The person that Warrah Resources has appointed to be its local agent is Nick Rendell. He can be contacted on 32490 or by email on bleakerisland@horizon.co.fk

If you have any questions about the license and work planned you can also contact Mark Lewis at Mineral Resources on mlewis@mineralresources.gov.fk

The Company’s website points out that its principal focus is the Falkland Islands where the Directors have significant knowledge and experience.

Gold was first discovered in the Falklands in 1999 and subsequent follow-up work confirmed additional gold occurrences through to 2007. However, exploration techniques available at that time were unable to provide sufficiently detailed sub-surface target generation to allow accurate drill placement due to the thick layer of peat present across many areas of the Falklands.

The Directors believe that the application of advanced geophysical applications such as drone magnetic and electromagnetic surveying plus importantly new technology such as deep penetrating radar technology will significantly de-risk future exploration by providing detailed sub-surface imagery in the priority areas.

Warrah Resources has secured an exclusive exploration license from the Falkland Island Government which covers a significant proportion of the land mass of East and West Falklands.

 

Categories: Falkland Islands.

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  • Juan Cervantes

    Argie Cit, what fantasy world do you live in ?. the military spending that you are going to generate ? you are decades behind the UK, do you think that Britain will just stand still with military development, technology will have moved on and weaponry will do the same, oh, and buy the way, did your government not say that you will never use force to try and take the islands, are they LYING. just like they do about the Malvinas myth, for goodness sake move in to the real world, the Falklands are here to stay,

    Jul 28th, 2023 - 06:47 am +3
  • FitzRoy

    @AC Bless you, buttercup! What “military spending”? No one seems to want to sell Argentina any aircraft. It doesn't really matter if you spend money on your military capabilities or not, you won't be invading any time this century. As for peaceful resistance, who are you resisting? No one really cares about you, most of us see Argentina as an article of ridicule and comedy.

    Jul 28th, 2023 - 08:42 am +2
  • Roger Lorton

    It'll annoy the neighbours - so all to the good then ;-)

    Jul 28th, 2023 - 12:49 am +1
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