Ragged Range Mining is an Australian Private Company which invests in, and acquires substantial holdings in, companies with active projects in Western Australia, South Australia, the Northern Territory and Canada.
Philip and June Crabb acquired the Diamond projects of Kassim Investments Pty Ltd in the East Kimberley of Western Australia. The company then changed its name to Ragged Range Mining Pty Ltd in 1996 with Philip and June becoming the new Directors and Shareholders.
For over 40 years, Ragged Range Mining has been one of the Philip Crabb’s financial vehicles for Mineral Exploration and Mining, Prospecting, Drilling, Mining Contract Consulting and all classes of Investments, mainly in the Mining and Agriculture fields of particular interest to those Philip was drilling.
Ragged Range Mining's current activities are exploring for Gold and Base metals at Warrierdar in the Murchison field.
Ragged Range Mining Pty Ltd is a major shareholder of Thundelarra Ltd (ASX: THX), Royal Resources Ltd (ASX: ROY) and Aldershot Resources Ltd, a Canadian TSX listed company (TSX: ALZ). Philip is currently the Chairman of Thundelarra Ltd, an ASX listed explorer for Base Metals and Gold.
Thundelarra is an Australian mineral exploration company, with active projects in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. At present, our main commodity focus is on copper, gold and uranium, although our projects also have potential for the discovery of base metal (lead, zinc, silver, nickel) and graphite mineralisation.
The project that currently attracts the most attention from existing and potential investors is Red Bore, in the Doolgunna region of Western Australia, about 900km NNE of Perth. Thundelarra holds a 90% interest in Red Bore, a granted mining licence about 2 square kilometres in area (a small tenement, but to put its size in context, it’s still large enough to contain Kalgoorlie’s Golden Mile). Red Bore’s most obvious and immediate attraction is its proximity to Sandfire’s operating DeGrussa copper-gold mine. DeGrussa’s treatment plant is just several hundred metres from the northwest corner of the Red Bore lease. Thundelarra has identified high grade near surface copper mineralisation at Red Bore and is conducting work programmes to explore for extensions and repetitions of that mineralisation, and ultimately its source.
Thundelarra also has 90% of Curara Well, a granted Exploration Licence several kilometres north of Red Bore. This too is prospective for DeGrussa style copper-gold mineralisation.
The wholly owned Sophie Downs project is in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia. Sophie Downs contains base metal (copper, lead, zinc, silver) and graphite targets.
Thundelarra also holds a 20% free carried interest in Keller Creek in the East Kimberley. This granted exploration licence abuts Panoramic Resources’ operating Savannah nickel mine and hosts the estimated 2 kilometre strike length extension of the Savannah North mineralisation, as announced in late August 2015. This augurs well for future development.
The Allamber Project in the Northern Territory (“NT”) is about 240km south-east of Darwin. It has a number of prospective targets, including copper, lead, zinc, precious metals and uranium. The uranium occurrences at Cliff South and Cleo prospects in particular offer future upside as and when the market for uranium recovers.
Thundelarra also has an in situ leach (“ISL”) uranium project in Central Australia, about 220km WNW of Alice Springs. This project is large (over 1,300 square kilometres) and future exploration activity there would be best served by a joint venture with a party committed to the future of uranium.
The team at Thundelarra is experienced, dedicated and focused on commercial success. We operate efficiently and cost-effectively and aim to deliver a pattern of discoveries and value creation for all shareholders, both through rigorous exploration based on sound geological interpretation; and organic growth through appropriate acquisitions of new projects and targets.
Royal Resources Limited is a mineral exploration company exploring for iron ore in South Australia and for iron, gold and uranium in the Northern Territory.
Our main focus is the Razorback Premium Iron Ore Project, a very large magnetite deposit located 240km NNE of Adelaide, South Australia. It is owned 100% by Royal. The project has a JORC compliant resource of over 2.7 Billion tonnes (Indicated and Inferred) with an additional 1.2 Billion tonnes (Inferred) in the nearby Ironback Hill deposit. There remains up to a conservative 4 Billion tonnes as an exploration target at grades of 18 to 45% Fe. Razorback occurs in an infrastructure rich area that has access to nearby existing open user rail, port, power, gas, heavy engineering and dormitory towns.
Royal Resources is funded by its shareholders and asset sales. The company's strategy is to pursue mineral commodities that it believes can return shareholder value through development into a mining operation. Where project development post exploration is not deemed viable under the company's criteria, the project is sold to enable the company to focus on those that are likely to succeed.
This strategy has seen Royal take control of the Red Dragon Venture while exiting the Pilbara and Mid-West in WA. Within a period of three years, Royal has taken the Red Dragon Venture from an exploration target to a JORC-compliant magnetite resource of 3.9 Billion tonnes and completed a Prefeasibility Study on the flagship area, the Razorback Premium Iron Project.
With the finalisation of resource definition and Prefeasibility Study at the RPIP, Royal's objective is to now find a strategic, financing partner to develop it into an +8 Million tonnes per year magnetite concentrate producer. This will be done by offering direct ownership in the project through funding of the Feasibility Study and committing to debt funding for project construction. Iron ore pricing and, more significantly, views on economic growth and therefore iron ore demand, will impact on Royal's ability to secure that partner.
Royal will continue to pursue other opportunities, including magnetite prospects in the Red Dragon Venture, but also opportunities in other commodities to ensure Royal is not locked in solely to the future prospects of iron ore.
Over the next year, Royal expects to focus principally on the promotion of the RPIP while progressing low-cost exploration both in the Red Dragon Venture and the other areas described in this report.
Aldershot Resources Ltd is a Canadian based Uranium & Vanadium Exploration & Development company that holds Uranium & Vanadium assets in the Western US & Australiathat are suitable for Conventional Mining.
Aldershot has Acquired Uranium assets in the Powder River Basin area of Montana that are amenable to In Situ Mining.
Aldershot’s focus is Uranium & Vanadium projects that allow it to:
- Leverage Our Extensive Experience & Relationships;
- Operate in Favorable Permitting Jurisdictions & Established Mining Districts;
- Utilize Current & Historic Data to Lower Costs, and;
- Select Projects with Scalable Production that can move with Market Demand.
Aldershot seeks to Decrease Exploration Time & Shorten the Path to Production.
Aldershot Resources Ltd was formerly known as Quattro Resources Ltd and changed its name to Aldershot Resources Ltd in October 2001.
Aldershot Resources Ltd was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.