The Project is located 720 km northeast of Perth, 260 km north northeast of the major mining town of Kalgoorlie, and about 18 km northwest of Laverton. It is serviced by sealed roads from Kalgoorlie via Leonora to Laverton.
The North and South tailings Dams largely contain tailings from the gold operations historically conducted at Beasley Creek and Lancefield by Western Mining Corporation (“WMC”). The Central Dam contains tailings from the Mount Windarra and South Windarra nickel mines, with gold tailings from Beasley Creek and Lancefield deposited on top of the nickel tailings. Gold ore was processed through the Windarra plant from 1981 to 1994, when the operation was placed on care and maintenance. The North Dam was constructed and received tailings from 1988. The South Dam had tailings deposited from 1981. The Central Dam was the main repository of the Windarra and South Windarra nickel tailings and was constructed in 1972. The Central Dam received gold tailings, deposited on top of the nickel tailings, from June 1993 until operations ceased in 1994.
- Monetise existing gold resource
- Utilise cash for nickel strategy
- June 2020 PFS1 - confirmed low risk, low Capex and Opex
- Proposed plant - 1.5Mtpa CIL processing facility
- DFS incorporating Lancefield tailings
- Additional feed
- Scope to re-purpose capital equipment for Ni retreatment (Black Swan & Windarra)