Other Projects

Pianto South

All mineral rights

The Pianto South Project consists of one tenement covering an area of around 145 km², located 80 km north-northwest of Kalgoorlie. There are no historical or modern mining activities within this tenement.

The tenement lies on the western margin of the Gindalbie Domain and is interpreted to be mainly underlain by Archean granites, but with potential buried greenstones in the south and west. The tenement is extensively covered by lake associated sediments.

Exploration has mainly been focussed on the southern portion, due to the presence of cover in the northern sections. RC follow-up drilling of auger defined anomalies in the southern portion did not return any significant results. Generally, exploration over this tenement has been low-level. The highest prospectivity lies in the south and close spaced ground magnetics may assist in defining the presence of greenstones.

Davies Dam

All mineral rights

This project contains six tenements, with an area of approximately 154 km² located 70 km to the northeast of Kalgoorlie. There are no official recorded mining activities within the tenements, but one explorer did note the presence of alluvial workings.

The project area is situated within the Menangina Domain of the Kurnalpi Terrane, and is covered by extensive areas of sheetwash thought to be mainly underlain by granites. However, a more recent interpretation of geophysics may indicate the presence of greenstones may be more prevalent than first thought.

Exploration in the area has been mainly focused on nickel, but this has changed to be more gold focused in later years. Earlier gold explorers, although defining some soil anomalies, did not consider them significant enough and dropped the ground. The most recent gold explorer (Aruma Resources) did carry out RC drilling targeted at potential greenstones, but an evaluation of their location indicates that in fact they were not located within potential greenstones. Close spaced ground magnetics may assist in defining greenstones and hence drilling targets. The presence of alluvial workings and reportably nuggets, indicates there is mineralisation potential.

Perrinvale

Gold mineral rights

The Perrinvale Project consists of two tenements which cover an area of approximately 195 km² located 85 km west of Leonora.

There is no historical or modern mining activity located within the tenements, with the closest being the Matisse, Quinn Hill and Forest-Belle/Boudie Rat prospects located 4–7 km to the south. These prospects also have current MREs. St George Mining Limited Mt Alexander nickel-copper-cobalt-PGE deposit is located just to the west. A MRE on this deposit is pending.

The tenements lie within the Coolgardie Domain and the regional geology consists of mafics and ultramafics of the Mt Ida Greenstone Belt, bounded by granitic intrusions. There is extensive cover over the tenements. The major structural feature of the area is the Zuleika Shear, which is postulated to continue into the eastern margin of the tenements. Further to the south this shear hosts the Matisse/Quinn Hill/Forest-Belle/Boudie Rat prospects.

Past exploration activities in the area have focussed on nickel sulphides, diamonds, paleochannel hosted uranium and gold. However there has been very limited detailed exploration within the actual tenements (postulated to be due to the extensive cover). The existing exploration consists of spatially restricted auger, rotary air blast (RAB) and reverse circulation (RC) drilling targeting magnetic anomalies. No significant results were returned.

Exploration activities within this project will be challenging due to the extensive and deep cover with the most prospective area being the postulated northern extension of the Zuleika Shear.