Niagara Gold Project

Located ~6km southwest of Kookynie, in the central goldfields of Western Australia

Project Overview

Niagara Gold Project

The Niagara project is located ~6km southwest of Kookynie, in the central goldfields of WA. The project comprises one granted exploration licence, E40/342 and one prospecting licence, P40/1506, which was recently pegged and applied for.  Access to the project is provided via Goldfields Highway from the town of Menzies and the sealed Kookynie Road which bisects the northern part of exploration licence E40/342 and the southern part of P40/1506. (see Figure 1.)

The project is located within the central part of the Norseman-Wiluna greenstone belt. The geology of the Kookynie-Niagara area is characterised by large rafts of semi-continuous greenstone stratigraphy within the Mendleyarri monzogranite batholith. Numerous historical workings occur within and to the north of the project area, with a number of major historical mines located in the immediate vicinity of Kookynie, including the Cosmopolitan Mine which produced approximately 360,000 ounces of gold at an average grade of 15 g/t gold from underground mining between 1895 and 1922.

Figure 1. Niagara Project and Mineral Occurrences on 1:250,000 Outcrop & Regolith Geology

The Niagara project area is predominantly covered by lateritic regolith with some areas of alluvium and colluvium. Minor outcrops of meta-sediments, mafic volcanics and granites also occur in the southern part and south of E40/342, with mafic volcanics in the northern part of P40/1506.

P40/1506 contains a number of historical shafts and shallow workings which were mined during the early 1900’s and 1930’s. A number of small-scale workings and historical shafts also occur within E40/342, mainly around the old Niagara town site and through the central and north eastern parts of the licence.

Exploration completed by historical workers within E40/342, has been limited to broadly spaced soil sampling and limited reconnaissance drilling programs, with the majority of the work undertaken in areas outside the current E40/342 licence area. As a result, the licence remains essentially untested. Exploration within P40/1506, during the late 1980’s and 1990’s, comprised trenching, sampling and first pass drilling, primarily focused on the historical workings.

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