Veteran miner Joe Rogers has a strong belief in his minerals prospects and has plenty of rocks to show for it at his Mount Isa home.
Mr Rogers owns a copper-silver-gold mining lease 100km south of Mount Isa called Peter Craigie, named for his Indigenous grandfather who fought in the First World War and he is looking for a mineral exploration company to take it to the next level.
"It's on the same strike as Mount Isa Mines," Mr Rogers.
Mr Rogers said he invited MIM copper boss Matt O'Neill to his house for a cup of tea where he showed him samples of the rocks at Peter Craigie.
"He reckons he knows someone who would work that mine I don't know if if's the same mob that took over Tick Hill," he said.
"But when, which Christmas?"
Mr Rogers said he needed someone with capital to act now.
"My grade is very rich, I had my nephew out there with an excavator on the most northerly part of the reef, which the lowest, and he dug down to get some decent results," he said.
"I picked 36.9 grams to tonne of gold in rocks there and it was 10 percent in copper and four in silver."
Mr Rogers had analysis done by Australian Laboratory Service in April which found good copper results too with up to 24.1% copper in one sample.
"They were very high numbers, even with the lowest results you could still work it," he said.
"It's a massive reef, 2.4km long.
"If a company had it, they'd have it looking like a sieve."
Mr Rogers said the area was full of old hammer-and-tap mining prospects.
"It was all timbered with old sleepers cut from gidgee trees, but that was way back," he said.
In 2017 Mr Rogers thought he was about to lose his prospect when he signed over 80% of the mine to a company to do drilling but when the deal fell through it left him unable to pay the upkeep on the lease.
"I've sorted all that out," he said now.
The North West Star has contacted Glencore for comment.
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