R3D Resources was incorporated in 2004 and listed on the ASX in December 2004.
In July 2021 R3D Resources successfully acquired Tartana Resources Limited which holds a prospective and significant tenure position in the Chillagoe region, Far North Queensland.
With the acquisition of Tartana Resources Limited, R3D Resources Limited revitalised its mission which is now to become a significant copper and gold company through development of its existing projects, acquisitions of new projects and exploration success.
Why the Chillagoe region in Far North Queensland?
The Far North Queensland (FNQ) Chillagoe region is one of the more prospective regions in Australia. The Chillagoe mining district has intermittently produced zinc, lead, silver, copper and gold from porphyry, skarn and carbonate replacement deposits since 1888.Key deposits in the Chillagoe region are the Red Dome (2.5 Moz Au), Mungana (1.2 Moz Au), King Vol (250kt Zn) as well as many smaller deposits. The deposits generally occur in the Chillagoe formation (Silurian – Devonian shallow marine limestones, sediments and volcanics) and in proximity to the Palmerville Fault, itself being a major crustal feature. However, the entire region is prospective and R3D Resource has secured a broader tenement package covering numerous underexplored historic copper, gold and silver workings.
R3D Resources’ major projects range from granted mining leases e.g., Tartana copper/gold project and Zeehan zinc slag (in Tasmania) to mining lease applications (Mountain Maid and Cardross) and then to the large Beefwood/Bulimba and Bellevue/Dry River exploration projects. In addition, we hold the Dimbulah Porphyry Copper Project and have an option on the Nightflower Silver Project.
On the Tartana mining leases we have a heap leach – solvent extraction – crystallisation plant which is subject to scoping studies investigating the potential restart of this operation. The plant is currently on