Junior explorer Resource Base (ASX: RBX) has appointed experienced geologist and geophysicist Ian Cameron to the role of exploration manager responsible for development of the Black Range copper-gold-base metals project in northwest Victoria’s highly-prospective Stavely Arc volcanic corridor.
Mr Cameron graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Latrobe University and began his career in the Stavely Belt region.
He has amassed 25 years’ experience in gold, base metal, tin and tungsten exploration across Australia and southeast Asia through technical roles with North Exploration, Plutonic Resources, Newcrest Mining (ASX: NCM), Barrick Gold and a number of privately-held groups.
Some roles have involved working alongside government, regulatory and local community stakeholders in the management of tenure permitting and the implementation of work programs in densely-populated agricultural regions.
Mr Cameron is based in regional Victoria close to the Black Range project, providing him with direct site access to enable the close management of all site-related activities.
Managing director Shannon Green said Mr Cameron would be a strong addition to the team.
“We are extremely lucky to have secured someone of Ian’s calibre,” he said.
“We are confident his exploration management and technical expertise – particularly his experience in the Stavely Belt region – will bring enormous value to our company.”
Mr Cameron’s appointment will allow Resource Base to finalise plans for an aggressive exploration program at priority targets between the Eclipse and New Moon prospects, with the aim of commencing drilling before year end.
The company will explore other target areas across the broader tenement following a planned large-scale geophysical program announced last month.
The program has been designed to test a 4km strike of defined volcanic graben which hosts confirmed geochemical and mineralogical volcanic hosted massive sulphide system (VHMS) characteristics.
It will include a resistivity/induced polarisation survey to identify areas of elevated chargeability and decreased resistivity in the target zone; and a gravity survey to accurately place any gravity disparities within the VHMS sequence and to match this in with any anomalies from the IP work.