Torque Mining Ltd is an Australian Public Company (limited by shares) registered on 20 March 2012.  Torque has over 3,600 shareholders and is not currently listed on any securities exchange.

Torque Mining Ltd is a mineral exploration company with a number of projects in Tasmania (shown on the map below).  The main targeted commodity is gold and the Company’s current primary focus is generating income from the Stormont Gold Mine, in joint venture with BCD Resources.

The Company will then focus on additional gold exploration and development of the Moina Project where small to medium sized gold/bismuth/base metal resources have been defined (see Projects Tab on website for details); where there has been demonstrated a substantial upside for discovery; and where resources may increase with additional exploration.  At the SMRV Project, high-grade polymetallic zinc-lead-silver mineralisation similar to the Rosebery mine/deposit has been defined.

The Moina project (40km south of the port of Devonport) has excellent access and mainly moderate topography, in comparison to much of Tasmania.  It is well serviced by a network of sealed and graded roads, plus forestry tracks.


The Company’s main objective is gold production and cash flow utilising the existing Probable Reserves and Indicated Resources at Moina and then add to the Company’s current resource by undertaking further exploration on the Company’s assets.

To achieve these objectives, the Company’s strategy is as follows:

  • The Company has entered into the BCD Joint Venture with BCD Resources NL and Frontier Resources Ltd, whereby the Probable Reserve within the Indicated Resource at the Stormont Deposit is currently being processed through BCD’s gold recovery plant at Beaconsfield, Tasmania.  BCD has advanced all costs up to production; BCD will be reimbursed for all mining, processing and associated costs incurred in the extraction of the gold; and the net cash flow (up to a gold price of AUD$1,700/oz) is being split between the Company, BCD and Frontier on their respective 45% – 50% – 5% equity basis.  In addition, for gold sales above AUD$1,700, the Company and Frontier will receive all such additional benefit (pro rata).  The BCD Joint Venture is restricted to the Stormont Deposit, but by mutual agreement other resources at Moina may be processed at Beaconsfield.
  • At the Moina Project, develop one or more mines in addition to Stormont, either as “stand alone” projects or in joint venture with an existing producer; extend or replicate existing resources by drilling possible extensions and testing the many similar geological environments to the existing resources as defined by geochemistry and geophysics; drill out known major geophysical and geological targets that could represent major sulphide systems and/or gold and tin mineralised systems.
  • At the SMRV Project, drill the Wart Hill prospective horizon down plunge from the high grade Wart Hill massive sulphide lens; explore the Sassy Creek hybrid VHMS alteration system and other similar prospects for Wart Hill style massive sulphide and high-grade gold with 3DIP and drilling; target the “holy host” horizon elsewhere in the belt; ultimately seek a joint venture partner for development.

This figure shows the location of Torque projects’ simplified geology and major mineral deposits in Tasmania.