Aeris Resources provides drilling update for Torrens

Aeris Resources (ASX: AIS), an Australian copper producer and explorer, has provided an update on its 70% owned Torrens Exploration Project in South Australia. The current drillhole, TD10, commenced drilling on the 24th April and intersected the artesian aquifer between 60m to 90m below the lake surface. Drilling continued to 108m, at which point casing was installed and cemented to surface ensuring the artesian aquifer was successfully sealed off and contained. Excellent drill rates have been achieved beneath the artesian aquifer.

VRX Silica turns up high recoveries from silica sand process plant design

VRX Silica (ASX: VRX) has announced the results of testwork and confirmed assays for recoveries of silica sand commercial products from its Arrowsmith and Muchea Silica Sand Projects located north of Perth. The Company has now conducted three iterations of the testwork, with the final iteration completed in March of this year by CDE Global. VRX has also completed confirmation assays on final products from that testwork through Nagrom Laboratories in Perth.

Alta Zinc provides March quarter update

Alta Zinc (ASX: AZI) has provided its quarterly activities report for the period ending 31 March 2019. A key highlight included completion of a technical study on the Gorno zinc project in Italy, which demonstrated the viability of the asset and confirmed significant value can be added by increasing the Gorno Mineral Resource.

Extension drilling commences at Dazzler and Iceman: Northern Minerals

Australian heavy rare earths producer Northern Minerals Limited (ASX: NTU) has commenced a reverse circulation and diamond core drilling program at its high-grade Dazzler and Iceman prospects, which form part of the Browns Range Heavy Rare Earths Project in the East Kimberley, WA. The program of 1500m of RC drilling and 250m of diamond core will be used to infill, step out, provide metallurgical testwork samples and structural information for future drilling campaigns.

Mineral Resources provides FY19 earnings guidance

Mineral Resources Limited (ASX: MIN) says its 2019 financial year earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation at a consolidated group level is expected to be between $360 million to $390 million. This is predicated on various assumptions including pricing for lithium (spodumene concentrate) and iron ore.