Big Picture – A Deep Dive Examination of Broken Hill Prospecting Ltd
Broken Hill Prospecting Ltd Snapshot
Broken Hill Prospecting Limited (BPL) is an Australian exploration company focussed on the discovery and development of strategic mineral resources across two primary geographical areas; the Murray Basin Region (Heavy Mineral Sands) and the Broken Hill Region (industrial, base and precious metals, including the Thackaringa Cobalt & Base/Precious Metal Project).
Murray Basin Region
BPL has built a substantial portfolio of Heavy Mineral Sands (HMS; titanium & zirconium) projects within the world-class Murray Basin. BPL’s Mineral Sands business model involves applying low capex/low opex mobile, modular mining technology to develop and operate multiple smaller mining operations across a broad project area.
Broken Hill Region
In 2018 BPL was granted three new exploration licences in the Broken Hill Region, significantly increasing its overall exposure to this world class mineral province and securing a number of under-explored base, precious and industrial mineral prospects. The new leases EL8773 (Main Line) and EL8775 (Broken Hill NW) apply to base, precious metals and industrial minerals (Groups 1, 2 & 5) whereas EL8776 (Triple Chance) covers industrial minerals only. Initial work on EL8773 has involved detailed logging and re-assay of historical 1957 drill core from the Burtt & Cattersons prospect.
Thackaringa Cobalt Project JV
The Thackaringa Cobalt Project is strategically located 25km southwest of Broken Hill, New South Wales, adjacent to the main transcontinental railway line (Figures 1 & 2). Mineralised outcrop extends for over 10km, with less than a quarter of this trend having been drill tested. The project is currently undergoing Pre-feasibility Studies.
Last updated 12th December 2018
AM, FAIM, FAICD
Creagh O'ConnerCreagh has approximately 40 years experience as a chief executive and board member for a number of public and private companies. During this time he has been involved in managing a number of Australian and international oil, gas and mineral projects.
Creagh is an experienced board member and his most public role was with Cricket Australia as Director for 11 years and Chairman from 2005 to 2008. In addition he was Director of South Australian Cricket Association (SACA), Director of the International Cricket Council, Director of the Kerry Packer Cricket Foundation, Director of Rundle Capital Ltd, Governor of the Bradman memorial fund, Chairman of the Lords Taveners, Trustee of the Les Favell Foundation and Chairman of ACHA Health Ltd.
He is currently a director of A G O’Connor Pty Ltd and chairman of the Maurice de Rohan International Scholarship Fund.
BSC (HONS), MSC, AUSIMM
Trangie Johnston is a geologist with 22 years’ experience in exploration, project development and mining activities. His diversified career spans the private, public, consulting and government sectors, with experience extensively throughout Australia and internationally.
He is currently a director of Cobalt Blue Holdings and has previously held corporate and senior management positions at KBL Mining Limited, MM Mining Limited, Compass Resources Limited and SRK Consulting Pty Ltd.
Trangie is experienced in a diverse range of ore deposit types, commodities and operations and has a sound understanding of Industry best practice. He has previously implemented programs for resource and reserve expansion through maiden discoveries and deposit extensions across the base and precious metals, bulks, energy and rare earth markets.
BEC, MBA, FCPA, ASIA, FAICD
Geoff was a director of BPL from 1989 to June 2014, and re-joined the board on 27 August 2015. He has extensive experience in the identification and implementation of mergers and takeovers and has acted for a wide range of corporate clients in Australia and overseas. Mr Hill also has extensive experience in giving corporate advice to mining companies.
He is a director of unlisted companies including International Pacific Capital Limited, So Co Ltd, Coromandel Gold Limited and Texas and Oklahoma Coal Company Limited. Listed company directorships include Metals Finance Corporation Limited (MFC) and Mount Gibson Iron Limited (MGX). He is a former director of Heritage Gold NZ Limited (now New Talisman Gold Mines Limited) (1999-2012).
MBA, AFSL, FFin, APDT
Matthew has over 20 years experience in financial services and investment banking. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of New Talisman Gold Mines Limited (formerly Heritage Gold NZ Limited), the Executive Director of International Pacific Capital Limited and Managing Director of Asia Pacific Capital Group Limited. Matthew is an experienced merchant banker having worked previously at Potter Warburg, Eventures (a joint venture between Newscorp and Softbank), Pitt Capital and Souls Private Equity Limited. Matthew specialises in resource and company listings on the ASX and NZX and acts for a number of multinational clients. Matthew holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Master of Business Administration. He is a fellow of the FINSIA and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Denis has over 40 years technical and operational experience in mineral exploration and project development in Australia and internationally. He has over 20 years experience in the Heavy Mineral Sands Industry with companies such as Western Titanium Ltd, Associated Minerals Consolidated and Iluka Resources.
Denis is a Mining Engineering graduate from the Kalgoorlie School of Mines in Western Australia. He has managed and run a number of junior and mid-tier mining and exploration companies and mining operations over the past 40 years including directorships of a number of Australian listed mining and exploration companies.
Last updated 12th December 2018
Level 10, 171 Clarence Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Mailing address: GPO Box 1546, Sydney NSW 2001
Phone: +61 2 9252 5300
Fax: +61 2 9252 8400
Email: [email protected]
New Zealand Registered Office
Ground Floor Nathan House
541 Parnell Road
Parnell, Auckland 1052
Phone: +64 9 303 1893
Fax: +64 9 303 1612