Great Dirt Resources Limited (ASX:GR8)

Industry leading manganese grades in a tier one mining region

About Us

Great Dirt Resources Limited (proposed ASX listing code | GR8) focuses on exploring battery-grade manganese in the Barraba region of New South Wales, Australia. Historical records from 1941 indicate manganese production in the area, particularly from mines like Doherty and Junior. Doherty Mine consistently produced battery-grade and metallurgical-grade manganese, totaling around 6,000 tonnes. The Junior Mine, reaching depths of 80 feet, extracted approximately 3,000 tonnes of both manganese grades. Mining operations during that era were likely manual and limited in production capacity.

Company Overview

Great Dirt's Doherty and Basin Projects show promise for high-grade manganese, particularly the sought-after battery grade, a niche market with stringent criteria few producers can meet. The region has a proven history of supplying battery manufacturers from the 1940s-1960s, and historical work, while discovering manganese, may not have identified all sources in the area. Floaters of high-grade ore beyond known mines hint at undiscovered manganese mineralization.

Within Great Dirt's EL9527, encompassing the Doherty Project with the old Doherty and Junior Mines and The Basin Project, no drilling or sampling has occurred. The absence of exploration between the mines and along the strike leaves room for untapped potential. Employing modern, systematic geochemical and geophysical exploration techniques will be crucial in uncovering near-surface, high-grade manganese mineralization.

Board & Management

Mr Jeremy Whybrow

Mr Jeremy Whybrow

Executive Chairman

Mr Whybrow is an internationally experienced geologist who has held positions with listed ASX and AIM exploration and development companies. He has over 25 years’ experience in the mining industry and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mineral Exploration and Mining Geology as well as a Graduate Diploma in Minerals Economics. He has worked for a range of mining companies, including Sons of Gwalia Ltd, PacMin Mining Corporation Ltd, Teck Australia Pty Ltd, Mount Edon Gold Mines (Aust) Pty Ltd, Suvo Strategic Minerals Limited and Croesus Mining NL.

Mr Whybrow’s experience has primarily been in the operational environment and includes significant exposure to exploration and mining operations, project evaluation and feasibility studies. Further, Mr Whybrow has held numerous directorships over the years, including as Non-Executive Director of Critical Resources Limited (ASX:CRR) and Energy Transition Minerals Ltd (ASX:ETM), Convergent Minerals Ltd (ASX:CVG), Elemental Minerals Ltd (ASX:ELM) and Noricum Gold Ltd (AIM:NMG).

Mr Martin Helean

Mr Martin Helean

Managing Director

Martin Helean has more than 30 years’ experience in senior management roles across mining, exploration, manufacturing, and construction industries, both within Australia and internationally. Experienced in contract negotiations with an emphasis on running lean and productive businesses, Martin is results oriented with the ability to translate business goals and objectives into plans and strategies.

Some of the companies that Martin has worked for include Greenland Minerals & Energy Ltd, Convergent Minerals Ltd, Ram Resourses Ltd, Rare Earth Minerals Plc, Suvo Strategic Minerals Ltd and C29 Metals Ltd.

Mr Sam Wright

Mr Sam Wright

Non-Executive Director

Sam Wright has twenty years experience in the administration of ASX listed companies, corporate governance and corporate finance. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, and the Chartered Secretaries of Australia.

Mr Wright is currently a Director of ASX listed companies, PharmAust Limited, Reach Resources Limited and Structural Monitoring Systems plc and is Company Secretary for ASX listed companies, Buxton Resources Limited and Wide Open Agriculture Limited.

Mr Wright is the Managing Director of Perth-based corporate advisory firm Straight Lines Consultancy, specialising in the provision of corporate services to public companies. Mr Wright has extensive experience in relation to public company responsibilities, including ASX and ASIC compliance, control and implementation of corporate governance, statutory financial reporting, and shareholder relations with both retail and institutional investors.

Mr Chris Achurch

Mr Chris Achurch

Company Secretary

Mr Achurch has over 15 years’ experience in the industry. Chris spent the first 10 years of his career in public practice in the Audit and Assurance division at RSM Australia, based in Perth, Dallas and New York before acting as CFO and Company Secretary at a number of ASX listed Exploration Companies. Mr Achurch provides company secretarial, corporate advisory and general consulting services to a number of ASX listed clients.

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