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Charley Creek

Crossland believes the Charley Creek REE project represents a unique opportunity to become an REE producer, with a short lead time to production and a potentially long mine life.

Crossland’s extensive program of stream sediment sampling, auger and aircore drilling, and bulk sampling, has indicated the existence of very large volumes of alluvium containing Heavy Minerals (HM) with high concentrations of Rare Earth Elements (REE).  Crossland considers that these alluvial deposits may support a high throughput/low unit cost alluvial mining project that recovers the minerals monazite and xenotime, which together contain the completer suite of REE elements.

The potential size of the deposits is of a scale that could support decades of REE production.

Although by hard-rock REE deposit standards the in-ground values are relatively low, this is offset by the following factors:

  • The alluvial material is easily treatable using low-cost methods familiar to the mineral sands industry to produce high grade HM concentrates for very low unit costs.
  • Significant recoverable REE values extend from surface to up to 30 metres depth, over very extensive areas.
  •  The volumes of REE rich alluvium are potentially huge. Within a 150 sq km area embracing Cattle Creek, Western Dam and Dad’s Dam prospects aircore drilling indicates an average depth of alluvium of 17m. Thus if the deposits are proved to be viable, there is potential for decades of REE production.
  • Results of extensive testwork and processing on 4,200 stream sediment, auger and aircore drill samples, and bulk samples from test pits indicate that it should be possible for simple gravity processing to produce separate concentrates of Monazite (which contains Light and Medium REE), Xenotime (which contains the critical and valuable Heavy REE and Yttrium), Zircon and possibly other heavy minerals.
  • Crossland’s test work on alluvium samples is showing that REE concentrates can be produced with generally higher REE values (typically 10-50% TREO) than at typical hard-rock REE deposits, at potentially lower costs than those expected from conventional hard rock mining and concentration operations.
  • Compared with most hard-rock REE projects, the Charley Creek alluvial development concept could be brought into production in a short time frame to take advantage of current REE shortages and high prices. 
  • Crossland has demonstrated in test samples that monazite (containing light REE), and a separate mineral xenotime (bearing medium and heavy REE), contain most of the REE in its gravity concentrates. These minerals are regarded as primary feedstock for REE production, with few of the problems that may confront more complex mineralogy.
  •  The proportion of the critical heavy REE in concentrates produced from Charley Creek alluvium is substantially higher than most other known advanced REE resource projects The Charley Creek titles lie on pastoral leases to the west-north west of Alice Springs. There are several areas of known uranium mineralisation in central Australia, most of them sediment- hosted deposits in Palaeozoic basins. The Charley Creek area has not been intensively explored for uranium - or anything else for that matter - but has the elements that Crossland believes are necessary for formation of sediment–hosted uranium deposits.

 

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Diamond & Base Metals

Crossland commenced its corporate history with a group of projects across North Australia with potential for a variety of commodities, not only uranium. Crossland continues to advance these for so long as they respond positively to exploration, without shifting primary focus from REE and uranium.

In 2009- 2010, Crossland recognised the potential for discovery of base metals in association with uranium in the Buchanan exploration licence, part of the Chilling Project. Extensive drilling was carried out on the licence, including both Aircore and Diamond core methods to test this potential. Lead and zinc sulphides were intersected in this drilling which warrants follow-up.  

Lake Woods Project.

The Lake Woods Project, which is 100% Crossland owned, was initially taken up for its diamond potential. The original tenements covered a basement high separating the Cambrian Georgina and Wiso Basins, at the northern end of the Tennant Creek Inlier. 

An anomaious number of microdiamonds with rare crystal forms is found in the project area, suggesting a local source.

Following Geological and Geophysical data interpretation, which recognised the presence of an unusual intrusive body, Crossland considers the project to also be prospective for nickel- copper mineralisation.  

Uranium

 

Uranium occurs in a variety of deposit types. It is present in all rocks in small amounts, but is present in elevated background amounts in rocks such as granites. Rocks with high background uranium content usually provide the ultimate source of uranium that is then concentrated by physical or chemical processes into the various styles of uranium deposits. These can range from particular phases of granites, such as at the Company's Kalabity and Charley Creek projects, to near surface precipitates of secondary uranium minerals like carnotite, in limestone-filled desert drainage channels (calcrete deposits), as may occur beneath the Charley Creek plains.

The Crossland management and technical team is particularly experienced in what are now known as Unconformity-Related Uranium Deposits (URD), particularly in the style that occurs in northern Australia. The URD are a particularly important style of deposit:

  • URD have provided most of Australia's uranium production, commencing with Rum Jungle in 1953, extending to the present with the Ranger Mine, currently the nation's largest producer.
  • URD also provide all of Canada's current production, and the largest portion of the world's production.
  • URD often contain grades of several kilograms of uranium per tonne, or even percentage values. The Cigar Lake and McArthur River deposits in the Athabasca Basin of northern Saskatchewan have average grades exceeding 20% U3O8.
  • The higher grades are sometimes enough to enable small tonnage deposits to be worked profitably,  for example those in the South Alligator Valley in the Northern Territory.

Crossland believes that the spectrum of grades and tonnages that characterise URD represent more realistic targets for near-term development by junior explorers than some other deposit styles. The URD type of deposit is the target at Crossland's Chilling project. 

Crossland sees the possibility that the Chilling project area is the western mirror image of the Alligator Rivers Uranium Field (ARUF) which contains deposits such as Jabiluka, Ranger, and Koongarra on the east side of the Pine Creek Orogen. Crossland's holdings in the Chilling project cover a similar geological setting and are large enough to include the entire Jabiluka-Ranger-Koongarra corridor that has production and reserves that exceed 300,000 tonnes of U3O8.

In Crossland's view, there are three essential ingredients for formation of uranium deposits. These are:

  • A suitable source of uranium
  • A suitable mechanism to transport it
  • A suitable site for deposition

These ingredients are essential for all types of uranium deposits, and the specific criteria differ between deposit styles

Rare Earths

The Rare Earth Elements (REE) are a group of 17 chemical elements that comprise a third of all metals. Not as well-known as many other metals, they proved difficult to isolate as individual elements, with some not being separated until the 1920s. Since those times, increasing uses have been found for the REE, but these are sure to expand into areas that can now only be imagined. Crossland has discovered extensive and previously unknown REE anomalies in several different settings at its Charley Creek Project, 110km west- northwest of Alice Springs, and has embarked on a program to rapidly assess the potential of these. More information is available through Crossland’s releases to ASX, and elsewhere on this site.

Credentials

Crossland is well placed to explore for and develop deposits of a variety of commodities across the varied geological environments of northern Australia. The combination of Crossland's directors and senior technical staff totals many years of excperience in exploration, evaluation, management and legal expertise in the radioactive mineral industry as well as the mineral industry in general.

At the Charley Creek Project, the initial focus on uranium has evolved into the evaluation of major Rare Earth Element (REE) Resources. 

In common with the uranium industry, the mining and production of REE requires knowledge in a number of highly specialised technical fields, such as the chemistry and physics of naturally- occurring radioactive substances, and the related specific OH&S and environmental issues. Crossland has the expertise to deal with these.

 

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Since the discovery of the vast alluvial REE deposits at its Charley Creek Project, Crossland's principal  focus has switched to the exploration for and development of Rare Earth Element deposits. Uranium is a commodity that the company will continue to pursue. 

Crossland  is  committed to minimising the environmental risks of its operations. 

Crossland  will: 

  • Comply with all  applicable legal  requirements and applicable industry Codes of Practice in relation to the environmental aspects of its activities
  • Meet the legal requirements and  applicable industry Codes of Practice in  relation to radiation including implementation of a radiation  management plan
  • Strive for continual  improvement in  its management of the environmental aspects of its operations by setting specific goals and  objectives,  and  conducting annual reviews of nominated targets
  • Train employees and  contractors in Crossland's management plans and  make them aware of environmental goals and objectives
  • Conduct activities in  a manner that safeguards the health and  safety of people 
  • Communicate this policy to employees and  interested  parties
  • Conduct risk assessments for activities on  a site-specific basis to manage all  environmental impacts
  • Prevent pollution through strict adherence to set practices and  procedures 
  • Openly and  constructively engage with Traditional Owners,  landholders and  communities surrounding the sites of Crossland's activities
  • Respect all  heritage, sacred  and  archaeological sites
  • Respect the interests of pastoral and other landholders
  • Where possible, adopt practices to reduce  climate change impact
  • Strive to minimise waste in all  aspects of operations through reduction,  reuse and  recycling
  • Be mindful of the need to minimise and  mitigate impacts to the landscape and  biodiversity from all Crossland's activities
  • Rehabilitate land affected by Crossland's activities to standards that are internationally accepted practice for the site purpose

This environmental  policy is  applicable to all  of Crossland's Australian operations. 

About Us

Crossland Strategic Metals Limited (CUX)  (previous name Crossland Uranium Mines Limited) was formed from the merger of Crossland Mines Pty Ltd and Klondike Source Limited (KSL), which was completed on May 31, 2006.

CUX's experienced team includes experts in exploration and mining with the experience and track record required to acquire, find, and develop profitable mines. CUX currently focuses its efforts on Rare Earth Elements in North Australia, currently at Charley Creek out of Alice Springs. 

CUX people also have a great track record in the uranium fields of North Australia. These contain most of Australia's profitable uranium mines, including Ranger, Australia's largest uranium producer.

CUX Board members, geophysicist Bob Richardson, geologist Geoff Eupene, geologist Sia Hok Kiang, accountant Mal Smartt and mining engineer Eric Vesel have had strong associations with exploration, development, permitting, and operations stretching over many years. Members of the team have participated in the development of several other notable NT Mining projects. They have the talent and experience to succeed in the multiple facets of successful mine development in North Australia.

Crossland's various public releases through ASX, as well as this website, contain the most up to date developments on the Charley Creek Project. 

 

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Crossland has a joint venture with Essential Mining Resources Pty Ltd ("EMR") and the purchase of Pancontinental Uranium Corporation's interest of 43.72% became final on 1 December 2015 and the market was advised on that date.  EMR is private Australian incorporated company which is 100% owned by EMMCO Mining Sdn Bhd. a private Malaysian cmpany held beneficially by a consortium of South East Asian Investors.  Both parties are now discussing the way forward with a budget to be presented to the JV Management Committee for approval.

 

 

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Crossland Strategic Metals (CUX) listed on ASX in April, 2007. (Recent Name Change 16 May 13)

CUX's experienced team includes experts in exploration and mining with the experience and track record required to acquire, find, and develop profitable mines. CUX initally focused its efforts on uranium exploration, but this has evolved through exploration success so that Rare Earth Elements (REE), particularly at the Charley Creek Project in central Australia, now represents Crossland's most important commodity thrust.

 

CUX people have a great track record in the mining industry of North Australia. Crossland directors have been involved with the development and operation of several mines in the NT, including Ranger, Australia's largest uranium producer.