See our exclusive index of companies on the move:Explore Stocks
- Top Stocks
- Top Australian Gold Stocks
- Top ASX Copper Stocks
- Top ASX Nickel Stocks
- Top ASX Rare Earth Stocks
- Top Battery Metals Stocks on the ASX
- Top Australian Lithium Stocks
- Top Graphite Miners on the ASX
- 10 ASX Cannabis Stocks
- Top ASX Tech Stocks
- Top AI Stocks on the ASX
- On Site
- About Australian Cannabis Investing
- About Australian Resource Investing
- About Australian Tech Investing
- About Australia Investing
- Of Interest
- ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Trade Agreement
- Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
- Australian FAQ on ASEAN
- Australia Government on Foreign Investments
- TOP STOCKS
- COMPANY PROFILES
- RESOURCE INVESTING
- TECHNOLOGY INVESTING
- CANNABIS INVESTING
- INVESTOR REPORTS
Uranium Exploration Update And Carbon Neutral Certification
GTI Energy Ltd (ASX: GTR) (GTI or Company) provides the following activities update.
- Drilling permitting at the Lo Herma ISR uranium project is on track with BLM approval & bonds confirmed. Wyoming state approval expected mid-October
- Lo Herma drilling anticipated to commence during November
- Lo Herma current Inferred Mineral Resource is 5.71 Mlbs U3O8 at average grade 630ppm. GTI’s combined Wyoming Inferred Mineral Resources 7.37 Mlbs U3O8
- Lo Herma is ~10miles from the US’s largest ISR U3O8 production plant at Cameco’s Smith Ranch-Hyland & ~60 miles from UEC’s Irigaray & Energy Fuels’ Reno Creek.
- Processing of magnetic & VLF geophysical data has been completed for Lo Herma, Green Mountain & Loki West with radiometric data processing nearing completion
- Carbon Neutral certification achieved under the Climate Active standard
- GTI is the 1st ASX listed uranium company to achieve carbon neutral certification
Drill permitting is on track for GTI’s Lo Herma ISR uranium project located in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin (Figure 1). US Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approval has been received for drilling and drilling bonds have been confirmed for a 26-hole (circa 15,000 feet) mud rotary drill program. Drilling depth is expected to average 500 feet with a maximum depth of 1,500 feet. The drill program will include a number of both historical drill data verification and exploration holes along trend and at depth. Final Wyoming state approval for the drill program is expected by mid-October and the Company remains hopeful that drilling can commence during November.
TABLE 1: SUMMARY OF INFERRED MRE & EXPLORATION TARGETS (Refer ASX Release 05/07/2023)
The potential quantity and grade of the Exploration Targets is conceptual in nature and there has been insufficient exploration to estimate a JORC-compliant Mineral Resource Estimate. It is uncertain if further exploration will result in the estimation of a Mineral Resource in the defined exploration target areas.
AERIAL GEOPHYSICS - FINAL PROCESSING
Processing has been completed for the magnetic & very low frequency electromagnetic (VLF) data collected from the aerial surveys at the Lo Herma, Green Mountain and Loki West ISR uranium exploration projects. Radiometric data processing is underway and is nearing completion. The Company will provide results once the final data and the report are received.
The aerial geophysical survey was conducted using a twin-engine aircraft loaded with a suite of sensors that provide detailed radiometric, magnetic and VLF data, allowing for correlation between the three products to further refine the Company’s high-priority targets and potentially locate new targets for upcoming drill programs.
FIGURE 1. LO HERMA PROJECT LOCATION, POWDER RIVER BASIN, WYOMING
CLIMATE ACTIVE CARBON NEUTRAL CERTIFICATION
GTI is pleased to confirm that it has achieved carbon neutrality, across both its Australian head office and US field operations, through the Australian Government’s Climate Active Program. Climate Active is an ongoing partnership between the Australian Government and Australian businesses to drive voluntary climate action. Climate Active Carbon Neutral Certification is widely regarded as the most stringent and transparent carbon neutral standard in Australia and is based on the foundations of best practice and internationally recognised standards in carbon accounting and emissions reduction. Throughout the process of applying for Climate Active certification for Organisations, GTI undertook measures to quantify its carbon footprint, to monitor and reduce emissions going forward, and compensate for the remainder by investing in carbon offset projects to fully neutralise the carbon emissions produced by the organisation. GTI has taken these steps in line with its ESG strategy amid growing expectation that resource companies commit to actively reducing or offsetting emissions. The Company regards Climate Active Certification as an important step in an ongoing effort to meet stakeholder expectations with regards to management of the environments and surroundings in which GTI operates.
GTI Energy Executive Director Bruce Lane said. “GTI is focused on “clean mining, clean energy and a clean future”, so achieving carbon neutral certification is aligned to our objectives & values and is key to our ESG strategy. We believe strongly that nuclear power & uranium are critical to achieving an energy future with reduced carbon emissions. GTI has discovered uranium in Wyoming that is amenable to insitu recovery (ISR) mining. ISR is the cleanest and lowest impact form of uranium mining and through development of our projects we aim to contribute to the clean energy transition.”
This article includes content from GTI Energy, licensed for the purpose of publishing on Investing News Australia. This article does not constitute financial product advice. It is your responsibility to perform proper due diligence before acting upon any information provided here. Please refer to our full disclaimer here.