Notice of Application for an Exploration Licence (EL007515)

Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990 – Section 15(5)
Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) (Mineral Industries) Regulations 2019 – Regulation 22(1) and Schedule 1

1. Name and address of applicant(s):

Ironbark Mining Pty Ltd
PO Box 98
Mt Clear, VIC 3350

2. Contact details of applicant for map and other information requests:

Telephone: 03 5327 2555

3. Applicant’s website
Further information about this application is available at the following website:

4. Details of the application:

Application Number: EL007515

Locality of the land to which the application relates:
Northeast Victoria; East of Wangaratta & West of Beechworth

Approximate area of application (Graticular Sections): 542 graticules

Date of the application: 9 October 2020

Outline of the proposed program of work:
Initial exploration work will consist of office based activities collecting historic exploration, mining and geology information to develop a database of past work to assist in the understanding of geology and mineralisation and further areas warranting exploration.  Assessment of communities and environment within the licence area will be undertaken to understand sensitive areas.  Exploration programs of mapping, rock chip sampling and soil sampling with minimal impact to  environment will be completed.  Initial exploration work may identify areas for further exploration that may include drilling techniques.  Should higher impact exploration methods be determined as warranted this will require preparation of Work Plans, Rehabilitation Plans, monitoring, auditing and reporting.  Through the exploration process the Company will undertake Community Engagement, informing communities of planned and completed work.  Access to any private land will require consultation and agreement with land owners and occupiers.

Term applied for: 5 years.

5. Objections or Comments:

Any person may object or comment to a licence being granted by:
(a) putting the objection or comment in writing; and
(b) including the grounds on which it is made.

Objections or comments must be lodged within 21 days after the latest date on which the application was advertised and can be lodged online or posted to:

The Minister for Resources,
c/- Manager Licensing, Earth Resources Regulation,
GPO Box 4509,

It is recommended that objections or comments are lodged online to ensure timely consideration:

Enquiries can be made by writing to the Manager Licensing at the above address or by phoning the Earth Resources Information Centre on
1300 366 356.

6. Other Statutory Requirements:

(a) Subject to other requirements being satisfied, an exploration licence, if granted, entitles the holder of the licence to explore and search for minerals in the relevant land, but does not entitle the holder to undertake mining.

(b) Further information regarding the requirements that must be complied with prior to work being undertaken is available on the department’s Community & Land Use page.

Map highlighting the exploration licence application area

  • Map of the license application area for EL007515

Page last updated: 20 Sep 2021