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Fosterville South Receives Multiple High-Grade Gold Assays from Sampling at Beechworth Project – Junior Mining Network



VANCOUVER, BC, July 2, 2021 /CNW/ – Fosterville South Exploration Ltd. (“Fosterville South”) or (the “Company”) (TSXV: FSX) (OTC: FSXLF) (Germany: 4TU) is pleased to announce it has received positive results, including multiple high-grade gold assays, from recent sampling at Beechworth. This program was conducted in preparation for drilling additional targets to the current Taff and Bon Accord Prospect drill program, which is now underway, within the large Beechworth project area.


  • rock chip assays for 173 samples from 45 gold prospects yield gold grades including 54 g/t Au
  • grid based soil sampling of 2515 samples covering 10.5 km2 completed
  • 68 drill hole program designed based on these fieldwork results

With results received from this fieldwork, a drill program has been designed to test multiple high priority targets within the Beechworth Gold Project.

Rock chip assays for 173 samples from 45 gold prospects have yielded gold grades that included 54 g/t Au. Samples were collected along lines of workings of quartz and dump material (mullock).

Grid based soil sampling of 2515 samples has covered 10.5km2 of the total 22.7km2 of EL4697. All samples have been analysed by portable XRF for arsenic, antimony, and other base metals. Of these samples 1227 samples have been analysed for gold with a 1ppb detection limit. Gold assays from this soil sampling range up to 521 ppb Au (0.52 g/t Au) with most of the gold assays arriving this week.

These results have generated Au-As anomalous geochemical targets associated with old workings on approximately 20 separate subparallel structures. The soil sampling has been used as a means of focusing on the better and broader mineralised targets amongst the plethora of old workings.

Apart from the current drill program at Hillsborough on the Taff and Bon Accord Prospects, two separate LIEP (Low Impact Exploration Permit) drill permit programs are proposed consisting of 68 drill holes within 8 separate sites. First pass drilling would amount to 4200m, with provisions for using the same drill pads to drill deeper by either RC or diamond drilling during a second phase follow up.

It is targeted that the first permits for this additional drilling will arrive in mid to late July which will allow drilling to follow on from the current drill program at the Bon Accord and Taff Reefs targets at Beechworth, where permits have already been received.

The 68 drill holes planned are mainly focused on the Birthday, Perfect Cure, Von Moltke Reefs and Perseverance Reefs. The Birthday Reef is at Hillsborough and is reported to have produced 2425 tons for 1638 oz. Extensive workings occur on the lengthy structure at Perfect Cure but production records are not available.

A separate drill program is also being submitted for approximately 20 additional drill holes at various prospects due to different land status classification.

Figure 2 Beechworth: Hillsborough Area Gold Geochemistry (CNW Group/Fosterville South Exploration Ltd.)

The Beechworth Gold Project

The Beechworth Gold Project is a drill ready high-grade gold project to the north-east of the Company’s extensive land package in the state of Victoria.  The Beechworth Gold Project consists of one granted exploration license (Beechworth license) and three tenement applications (Myrtleford, Harrietville and Lady Jane) covering an area of 459 km2.  A large number of prospects were mined in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Geologically the entire Beechworth Gold Project lies within the Tabberabbera Zone on the eastern margin with the Omeo Zones of the Lachlan Fold Belt in Victoria. The host rocks are Lower Ordovician marine sediments of the Pinnak Sandstone Formation comprising sandstone, siltstone, and shale. The Hillsborough goldfield occurs in the hanging wall of the major regional Sawpit Gully Fault Zone which separates the Tabberabbera Zone from the Omeo Zone. Mineralisation is typical of orogenic gold deposits. The gold deposits are characteristically associated with deformed (compressed, folded and faulted) and metamorphosed (chemically or thermally altered) mid-crustal blocks, particularly in proximity to major crustal structures (such as major faults or basement shear zones). Mineralised fault zones generally strike north to north-westerly with occasional breccia pipes developed at the intersection of anastomosing fault zones.

Beechworth License

Several key gold prospects and associated fault structures have been identified within the Beechworth license based upon extensive geochemical  sampling, geological & LIDAR mapping and very minor previous drilling.  These include various historical producing mines located within the Hurdle Flat goldfield (21,715 ounces of production at 15.32 g/t Au) and Hillsborough goldfield (47,492 ounces of production at 17.48 g/t Au). 

Within the Hurdle Flat goldfield, at the Wallaby prospect, the existing adit accesses 200m below surface workings including an old open cut. The historically worked mineralized bodies are large subvertical tabular and pipe like structures.  The largest historical mineralized shoot had a strike length of 145m, vertical extent of at least 170m, width of 13m, and an average grade of 15 – 20g/t Au. Repetitions of these ore shoots occur along strike and probably at depth.

Extensive channel sampling by previous explorers has occurred on the some prospects at the Beechworth license as follows:

  • Wallaby Prospect. 25 metres at 7.05 g/t gold; and 5 m at 25.9 g/t gold.
  • Bon Accord Prospect. 10 metres at 23.7 g/t gold
  • Kingston Prospect. 10 metres at 7.16 g/t gold.

Previous drilling for depth continuations around these old working has yielded significant intercepts at relatively shallow depths and include:

  • Kingston Prospect. W03: 8m @ 8.88 g/t Au from 18m
  • Hope Prospect. W06: 4m @ 22.0 g/t Au from 38m of downhole intervals.
  • Homeward Bound Prospect. HB04: 1.2m @132 g/t from 154.3m and HB09: 1.25m @ 31.5 g/t Au from 145.6m.

Myrtleford, Harrietville and Lady Jane Tenement Applications

Fosterville South’s Harrietville tenement application consists of 247km2 and is located 33 km south of the Beechworth license.  Several key gold prospects have been identified within the Harrietville tenement application based upon previous gold production. No modern exploration has taken place at any of these prospects. The only exploration drilling that has been carried out was by BHP Minerals searching for alluvial gold deposits with 20 cable tool drillholes completed in the Smoko area. Minor geochemical sampling, as stream sediments, has previously taken place. Historical production from these key mines was 11,836 ounces at 17.68 g/t Au.

The Myrtleford tenement application consists of 118km2. The area is east and south of the Beechworth license and is in part contiguous with the Beechworth granted licence and the Myrtleford Property owned by E79 Resources Inc.* Several key gold prospects have been identified within the Myrtleford based upon previous gold production. No modern exploration or drilling has taken place at any of these prospects. Minor geochemical stream sediments sampling has occurred.  Historical production resulted in 24,745 ounces produced at 15.14g/t Au.

* Mineralization at the Myrtleford Property owned by E79 Resources Inc. is not necessarily indicative of mineralization at the Beechworth license and Myrtleford and Lady Jane tenement applications owned by Fosterville South.

The Lady Jane tenement application consists of 58km2. The area is west of and is in part contiguous with the Harrietville application and the Myrtleford Property owned by E79 Resources Inc.*  Several key gold prospects have been identified within the Lady Jane based upon previous gold production. No modern exploration or drilling has taken place at any of these prospects.  Minor geochemical stream sediments sampling has occurred.

The geological setting of these tenement applications is similar to the Beechworth licence and host rocks are the same Lower Ordovician Pinnak Sandstone Formation with north-westerly striking mineralized fault zones.

About Fosterville South Exploration Ltd.

Fosterville South began with two, 100% owned, high-grade gold projects called the Lauriston and Golden Mountain Projects, and has since acquired a large area of granted and application tenements containing further epizonal (low-temperature) high-grade gold mineralisation called the Providence Project and a large group of recently consolidated license tenement applications called the Walhalla Belt Project, which contain a variety of epizonal and intrusion related style gold mineralisation, all in the state of Victoria, Australia. The Fosterville South land package, assembled over a multi-year period, notably includes a 600 sq. km property immediately to the south of and within the same geological framework that hosts Kirkland Lake Gold’s Fosterville epizonal gold tenements. Additionally, Fosterville South has gold-focused projects called the Moormbool and Beechworth, which are also located in the state of Victoria, Australia. Moormbool project has epizonal style gold mineralisation and Beechworth has mesozonal and intrusion relation gold mineralisation.

All of Fosterville South’s properties, with the possible exception of Moormbool, have had historical gold production from hard rock sources despite limited modern exploration and drilling.

Qualified Person

The technical content of this news release has been reviewed, verified and approved by Rex Motton, AusIMM (CP), COO and Director of Fosterville South, a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101.  Historical records were verified by reviewing annual and quarterly reports from government records by the Qualified Person.

On behalf of the Company
Rex Motton
Chief Operating Officer and Director

Forward-Looking Statements

Information set forth in this news release contains forward-looking statements that are based on assumptions as of the date of this news release. These statements reflect management’s current estimates, beliefs, intentions and expectations. They are not guarantees of future performance. Fosterville South cautions that all forward looking statements are inherently uncertain and that actual performance may be affected by many material factors, many of which are beyond their respective control. Such factors include, among other things: risks and uncertainties relating to Fosterville South’s limited operating history, its exploration and development activities on the Lauriston, Golden Mountain and Beechworth Properties and the need to comply with environmental and governmental regulations.  Accordingly, actual and future events, conditions and results may differ materially from the estimates, beliefs, intentions and expectations expressed or implied in the forward-looking information. Except as required under applicable securities legislation, Fosterville South does not undertake to publicly update or revise forward-looking information.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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See the moon shine near Mercury before dawn on Monday as it concludes its planet tour –



Look to the east-northeastern horizon before dawn on Monday (June 27) to see the moon wrap up its monthly tour of the morning plants with Mercury. 

“The silver sliver of the old moon‘s crescent will shine several finger widths to the upper left (or 3.5 degrees to the celestial north) of the bright dot of Mercury,” writes Chris Vaughan, amateur astronomer with SkySafari Software who oversees’s Night Sky calendar.

The pair will be close enough to share the view of a pair of binoculars (represented by the green circle in the image). But Vaughan warns observers to turn optics away from the eastern horizon before the sun rises. 

Related: The brightest planets in June’s night sky: How to see them (and when)

The moon may be rather tricky to spot at first glance as it will be a very thin crescent, only 3% illuminated, according to’s skywatching columnist Joe Rao

If you’re after an extra skywatching challenge, look out for Aldebaran. The orange first-magnitude star will be shining about 7 degrees to the left of Mercury according to Rao. 

Monday morning is also your last good chance to catch a glimpse of the moon joining in with the rare planetary alignment that has been present this month. Throughout June left to right Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn have lined up in their orbital order from left to right in the southeastern sky. 

Hoping to capture a good photo of the moon and mercury? Our guide on how to photograph the moon has some helpful tips. If you’re looking for a camera, here’s our overview of the best cameras for astrophotography and best lenses for astrophotography. As always, our guides for the best telescopes and best binoculars can help you prepare for the next great skywatching event.

Editor’s note: If you take a photograph of the moon near Mercury, let us know! You can send images and comments in to

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Esteemed Australian Kit Home Expert Informs On Using Eco-Friendly Materials – Digital Journal



Utilising eco-friendly materials for your kit home

Eco-friendly buildings in general have attained widespread recognition over the past few years. With a range of benefits, eco-friendly constructions have become a primary choice in the global aim to reduce carbon footprints. Kit homes have jumped aboard the eco-friendly express and, in doing so, can provide a selection of environmentally-conscious materials, designed to cater for clients’ living needs, while putting the planet first.

IdeasWood owner and veteran kit shed specialist, Brian Best, discusses the importance of utilising eco-friendly materials for kit home development.

Recycled and renewable building materials can reduce the environmental footprint. “Eco-friendly kit homes emit fewer carbon emissions, reducing the stress on landfill and utilising less of the global natural resources,” says Best.

Conventional building materials are inclined to attain moisture buildup, leading to mould and toxic mildew. This can result in serious health-related issues from respiratory problems to cardiac arrests. “When selecting eco-materials, one can ensure that their kit home is free of potential environmental pollutants and harmful chemicals,” says Best.

Building an eco-friendly kit home can save people time, energy and money. “With a huge reduction in on-site construction hours and a faster completion process, coupled with the use of energy-efficient alternatives like photovoltaic cells and solar panels, can ensure savings for kit homeowners,” says Best.

Sustainable eco-friendly materials such as aluminium and fibre glass batts are also ideal energy efficient options for kit home building,” says Best. They stand with various eco-friendly items such as ceramics, timber, glass and steel, all of which promote high energy efficiency in a kit home.

In terms of ventilation, kit homes are often designed with wide hallways, and high ceilings. Sliding stacker doors and windows located on all sides of the house serve to promote natural airflow and circulation. “The use of eco-friendly window furnishings is also beneficial to promote natural air circulation,” says Best.

“Smart” homes have also become a notable force in the kit home industry, ensuring eco-friendly living and efficiency. “Sophisticated thermostats are installed to stabilise water temperatures and, with smart water-saving gardening capabilities and smart shower heads, help reduce water bill costs and water consumption,” says Best.

“Kit homes provide the exceptional choice and opportunity for eco-friendly living, primarily because kit home development has advantages over traditional and mainstream building techniques,” says Best. With mass-produced pre-cut materials that fit well, kit homes can be built faster, refraining from unexpected weather delays and therefore saving money.

Innovative, bespoke designs for cabins, villas, children houses and many more kit home options, combined with simplistic living conditions are easily attained when the selection is an economical and environmentally conscious kit home. At IdeasWood, customers are invited to design their eco-friendly kit home with the help of experienced and friendly staff.

IdeasWood specialises in the construction, financing and licensing of kit home materials and options. Browse through their wide range of standard and bespoke affordable kit home designs and services. IdeasWood specialists are keen to work with you and incorporate any kit home ideas you have in order to design the perfect kit home for you. IdeasWood- Simple living made easy!

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NASA will launch the CAPSTONE mission on Monday, June 27 –



Rocket Lab's Electron rocket sits atop the launch pad at Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand for a rehearsal before the CAPSTONE launch.

A small satellite is preparing to pave the way for something much greater: a fully grown lunar space station. NASA’s CAPSTONE satellite is scheduled to launch on Monday and then travel to a unique lunar orbit on the Pathfinder mission Artemis programwhich seeks to return humans to the moon later this decade.

capstone He rides aboard Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket, which will take off from the private company’s Launch Complex 1 in Mahia, New Zealand. Rocket Lab made headlines in May using a helicopter to catch a falling booster missile. CAPSTONE is scheduled to launch at 6 AM ET on June 27 with live coverage starting an hour earlier. You can watch the event in the agency website or ApplicationOr, you can watch it on the live stream below.

NASA Live: The official broadcast of NASA TV

About a week after the CAPSTONE mission, the probe’s flight will be available through NASA Eyes on the solar system Interactive 3D visualization of data in real time.

The Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE) mission will send a microwave-sized satellite into near corona orbit (NRHO) around the moon. The satellite will be the first to sail its way around this unique lunar orbit, testing it for the planned date Moon Gatea small space station intended to allow a permanent human presence on the moon.

NRHO is special in that it is where the gravitational force of the Moon and Earth interact. This orbit would theoretically keep the spacecraft in a “beautiful gravitational spot” in a near-stable orbit around the Moon, according to to NASA. Therefore NRHO is ideal because it will require less fuel than conventional orbits and will allow the proposed lunar space station to maintain a stable line of communication with Earth. But before NASA builds its gateway into this highly elliptical orbit, the space agency will use CAPSTONE — which is owned and operated by Colorado-based Advanced Space — to test its orbital models.

Artist’s concept of CAPSTONE.
GIF: NASA/Daniel Rutter

Six days after launch from Earth, the upper stage of the Electron rocket will launch the CAPSTONE satellite on its journey to the Moon. The 55-pound (25-kilogram) cube vehicle will perform the rest of the four-month solo journey. Once on the moon, CAPSTONE will test the orbital dynamics of its orbit for about six months. The satellite will also be used to test spacecraft-to-spacecraft navigation technology and unidirectional range capabilities that could eventually reduce the need for future spacecraft to communicate with mission controllers on Earth and wait for signals from other spacecraft to relay.

NASA is systematically putting together the pieces for the agency’s planned return to the Moon. The The fourth and final rehearsal for the space agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) went wellpaving the way for a possible launch in late August.

more: This small satellite linked to the moon can make a path to the lunar space station

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