- Rockfire Resources said it had been granted an exploration permit by Australia's Queensland state for its Kookaburra project.

The grant added material acerage to Rockfire's ground-holding in a district which has produced more than 20m ounces of gold and continued to produce from three operating, multi-million-ounce gold mines, the company said.

'The recent, successful placement by Rockfire will focus the company's immediate exploration efforts on drilling at Marengo and Double Event, however Rockfire will advance the Kookaburra tenement with an initial rock and soil sampling program and ground-based geophysics to test the prospects at shallow depths,' chief executive David Price said.

At 9:24am: [LON:ROCK] Rockfire Resources Plc Ord 0.1p share price was +0.15p at 1.65p

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