- Rockfire Resources said it had been granted a permit to mine the New Leyshon prospect in Australia's Queensland state.

The granting of permit meant that Rockfire was now surrounding Newmont's Mt Leyshon gold mine on three sides, the company said.

It added 'significant exploration upside' to Rockfire's portfolio of prospective ground-holding in a district which had produced more than 20m ounces of gold, it added.

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