Saints Nickel Project
MINERALISATION: Komatiitic nickel sulphides
Leinster Nickel Project
Nepean Nickel Project
Torrens East Copper Project
WA Nickel Projects
Auroch holds a highly prospective nickel exploration portfolio with the Nepean, Saints and Leinster Projects all located within the Goldfields region of Western Australia.
The Saints and Leinster Nickel Projects are located in the Norseman-Wiluna Greenstone Belt, arguably the best address globally for nickel sulphide mineralisation. There is significant processing capability in the region, with BHP’s Mt Keith and Leinster plants near the town of Leinster, Saracen’s Sinclair plant and Poseidon’s processing plant at Black Swan.
Nepean lies roughly 25km south of the township of Coolgardie and contains the historic high-grade Nepean nickel sulphide mine, which was the second producing nickel mine in Australia, producing 1,108,457 tons of ore between 1970 and 1987 for 32,202 tons of nickel metal at an average recovered grade of 2.99% nickel. The total area of the project tenure is 3,128ha located in a highly fertile region for both nickel and gold mineralisation.
SA Base-Metal Projects
Both Arden and Bonaventura saw maiden drilling programmes during 2018 with results from Arden confirming high-grade SEDEX style zinc mineralisation, while drilling at Bonaventura uncovered a previously unknown base-metals mineralised system up to 1.5km long.
The Torrens East Copper Project is located in the world-class Olympic Dam Province. The project is adjacent to the Torrens JV and close to BHP Group’s Oak Dam West Project. Results from Oak Dam West have highlighted the areas potential for further major discoveries.