The Pebbly Hills Project, (“PHP”) is an advanced stage exploration project that is located between Invercargill and Gore, Southland Province, New Zealand.
The area of interest is in the forested rolling hills of Pebbly Hills, in the Matariki Forest, reaching maximum elevations of approximately 155masl. These elevations are some 95 – 115m above surrounding farm land. The permitted area is forested with radiata pine with three gravel quarries. The quarries are disused and have recently been planted with saplings. The total area is some 2087 hectares.
- In September 2008, Beca AMEC Limited prepared a Preliminary Economic Assessment (Pre-feasibility study) for Silica Metal Industries (NZ);
- In March 2011, A Competent Persons Report (CPR) was compiled by Camden Geoserve describing the silica lump project with gold as a by-product;
- On 6 November 2013, a technical report on gold only was prepared by Peter Camden-Smith and Dr Nicholas Powell based on field visits in August 2013;