The area is easily accessed from adjacent bitumen main roads and then farm tracks. The land is flat with grazing and cropping being the main land use. The Exploration Licence covers approximately 145km².
The Minter Tungsten Project is situated in the Wagga-Omeo Tin Province, which is located in the central region of the Lachlan Fold Belt, NSW, Australia. Several hundred tin and/or tungsten occurrences are documented in this belt. Tin and tungsten is mainly associated with granites of the Koetong Supersuite, which intrude metasediments. Mineralisation is hosted in quartz veins, stockworks, pipes, breccia, greisens, aplites, pegmatite and skarns. The Ardlethan Tin Mine, a significant tin producer, is located approximately 100km to the south of Minter.
The Minter project area hosts numerous occurrences of tin and/or tungsten, many of which have been historically prospected but only have minor production.
Modern exploration commenced in the late 1960s and was focused on tin and associated metals such as tungsten. In 1978 Aberfoyle Exploration commenced exploration. This included geological mapping and geochemical sampling and led to the completion of about 3,800m of shallow RAB and 3,700m of deeper RC drilling. Numerous holes intersected low grade tungsten values over reasonable downhole widths. Aberfoyle Exploration relinquished the area in 1985 following the tin price crash.
The next major phase of exploration was commenced by Cullen Resources in the mid 2000s. Cullen Resources conducted soil and rock chip sampling, mapping, ground magnetics and gravity surveys. These programs culminated in drilling 41 shallow aircore/RC holes for 1265m, 5 deeper RC holes for 765m, and 2 diamond drill core holes for 522m. Cullen Resources relinquished the area in 2017.