Exploration

Western Cape York

Metro Mining controls approximately 1,900 square kilometres of exploration tenements in western Cape York, a region world-renowned for its high-quality, export-grade bauxite. 

Within this area Metro has 19 granted Exploration Permits for Minerals (EPMs), 6 granted Mining Leases (MLs) and 4 Mining Lease Applications (MLAs)

Over the past ten  years,  Metro has undertaken systematic exploration programs over a number of bauxite plateaus. It was this exploration work that led to both the discovery of export-grade Direct Shipping Ore (DSO) bauxite at Bauxite Hills as well as the delineation of large resources of bauxite at Pisolite Hills much of which have been sterilised by the gazetting of a nature reserve.

Smaller bauxite Resources have also been identified at the BH4 and BH5 plateaus located to the south and east of the Bauxite Hills Mine as well as at the Musgrave Project.  

Metro is planning initial near-mine exploration programs to support the Bauxite Hills Mine operation and reconnaissance-style exploration over its remaining Cape York tenements.  Any areas deemed to have bauxite potential will be followed up with future drilling programs.