Open Site Navigation

Namban Nickel-Copper-PGE Project 

Overview

The Namban Project comprises an under explored ground package totalling 437km2 located in the mid-north part of the wheatbelt region, deemed by the Company to be prospective for magmatic intrusion related Ni-Cu-PGE deposits. 

The Company has agreed to acquire a 100% controlling interest in the Namban Project, comprising 6 tenements extending from the townships of Moora in the south to Three Springs in the north. The project area is 150 km from Perth and 80km north of Chalice Mining Limited's Julimar project. Interpretation of aeromagnetic data over the Namban Project area by the Company has defined magnetic intrusions/anomalies prospective for Ni-Cu-PGE mineralisation. 

Several land owner access agreements are in place over part of the Namban Project with most of the project area being covered by freehold land. 

Namban Project tenements location map.

The Namban – Moora tenements cover a strike distance of 60 km, adjacent to the crustal-scale Darling Fault, on the western margin of the Archaean Yilgarn Craton. A north-west trend of Ni-Cu-PGE anomalism from neighbours to the east Liontown Resources (LTR:ASX) and Lachlan StarJV (ASX:LSA) is inferred by the Company to extend onto the Moora area tenement E70/4928. 

Assessment of aeromagnetic TMI imagery has highlighted several distinct magnetic anomalies at Moora. 

Magnetic imagery showing the Company's targets and tenure adjoining tenement 
holder’s prospects.

Namban - Watheroo Chonolith 

The Company has identified a mafic intrusion (chonolith) covering an area of 5 km X 2 km, located at the Yilgarn Craton/crustal Darling Fault boundary. The chonolith is thought by the Company to be prospective for Ni-Cu; chonolith type deposits having been recognised since 2017. The magnetic source rocks are inferred to be close to the surface. 3D magnetic data modelling shows an overall structure which appears to be a synformal keel. First pass reconnaissance stream sediment sampling has returned Cu values of up to 80ppm.

Watheroo Chonolith 3D inversion model

Namban - Longreach

Longreach is a “bullseye” magnetic anomaly, covering an area of 1.2 km x 0.4km. The company postulates that it is a mafic intrusion prospective for Ni-Cu deposits on the northern edge of Namban granite. The target is unexplored. 

Namban – Longreach “bullseye” magnetic anomaly

Namban – Three Springs 

Three Springs comprises a granted exploration licence E70/5502, covering an area of 80 square kilometres, located approximately 250 kilometres north of Perth, within the northern Wheatbelt of Western Australia. 

Watheroo Potash

The Namban Project contains an ultrapotassic rock succession, with potash sourced from potash feldspar (KAlSi3O8) rocks covering a strike length of 40 km over freehold agricultural land. The potash feldspar concentrations (8 to12% K2O) occur within regionally extensive, flat-lying volcanic and sedimentary rock units. The ultrapotassic succession outcrops at the surface, in contrast to conventional (evaporite) potash resources that lie 500 to 2500+m depth in North America and Eastern Europe. 

A near surface potassium rich zone has been outlined west of the Watheroo township over a 2km strike length by 2 drilling programs (63 vertical AC and RC holes), totalling 1,800m. The best drill intersection to date is 29m @ 8.74% K2O. An Exploration Target of 20 to 25 Mt at a grade range of 6% to 7% K20 has been outlined.

Watheroo drill defined 2km strike length potassium rich zone

A proposal is to delineate a Mineral Resource to support a long-lived hard rock potash mining operation. Testwork conducted by the Company has indicated K2O extraction rates of up to 87% before optimisation, from oxide and transition ores. The project area lies within 2km of major road/rail corridor and regional power grid as well as the major population and service centre of Moora. 

Namban – Moora area 

Overview

The Namban Project comprises an under explored ground package totalling 437km2 located in the mid-north part of the wheatbelt region, deemed by the Company to be prospective for magmatic intrusion related Ni-Cu-PGE deposits. 

The Company has agreed to acquire a 100% controlling interest in the Namban Project, comprising 6 tenements extending from the townships of Moora in the south to Three Springs in the north. The project area is 150 km from Perth and 80km north of Chalice Mining Limited's Julimar project. Interpretation of aeromagnetic data over the Namban Project area by the Company has defined magnetic intrusions/anomalies prospective for Ni-Cu-PGE mineralisation. 

Several land owner access agreements are in place over part of the Namban Project with most of the project area being covered by freehold land. 

Namban Project tenements location map.

The Namban – Moora tenements cover a strike distance of 60 km, adjacent to the crustal-scale Darling Fault, on the western margin of the Archaean Yilgarn Craton. A north-west trend of Ni-Cu-PGE anomalism from neighbours to the east Liontown Resources (LTR:ASX) and Lachlan StarJV (ASX:LSA) is inferred by the Company to extend onto the Moora area tenement E70/4928. 

Assessment of aeromagnetic TMI imagery has highlighted several distinct magnetic anomalies at Moora. 

Magnetic imagery showing the Company's targets and tenure adjoining tenement holder’s prospects.

Namban - Watheroo Chonolith 

The Company has identified a mafic intrusion (chonolith) covering an area of 5 km X 2 km, located at the Yilgarn Craton/crustal Darling Fault boundary. The chonolith is thought by the Company to be prospective for Ni-Cu; chonolith type deposits having been recognised since 2017. The magnetic source rocks are inferred to be close to the surface. 3D magnetic data modelling shows an overall structure which appears to be a synformal keel. First pass reconnaissance stream sediment sampling has returned Cu values of up to 80ppm.

Watheroo Chonolith 3D inversion model

Namban - Longreach

Longreach is a “bullseye” magnetic anomaly, covering an area of 1.2 km x 0.4km. The company postulates that it is a mafic intrusion prospective for Ni-Cu deposits on the northern edge of Namban granite. The target is unexplored. 

Namban – Longreach “bullseye” magnetic anomaly

Namban – Three Springs 

Three Springs comprises a granted exploration licence E70/5502, covering an area of 80 square kilometres, located approximately 250 kilometres north of Perth, within the northern Wheatbelt of Western Australia. 

Watheroo Potash

The Namban Project contains an ultrapotassic rock succession, with potash sourced from potash feldspar (KAlSi3O8) rocks covering a strike length of 40 km over freehold agricultural land. The potash feldspar concentrations (8 to12% K2O) occur within regionally extensive, flat-lying volcanic and sedimentary rock units. The ultrapotassic succession outcrops at the surface, in contrast to conventional (evaporite) potash resources that lie 500 to 2500+m depth in North America and Eastern Europe. 

A near surface potassium rich zone has been outlined west of the Watheroo township over a 2km strike length by 2 drilling programs (63 vertical AC and RC holes), totalling 1,800m. The best drill intersection to date is 29m @ 8.74% K2O. An Exploration Target of 20 to 25 Mt at a grade range of 6% to 7% K20 has been outlined.

Watheroo drill defined 2km strike length potassium rich zone

A proposal is to delineate a Mineral Resource to support a long-lived hard rock potash mining operation. Testwork conducted by the Company has indicated K2O extraction rates of up to 87% before optimisation, from oxide and transition ores. The project area lies within 2km of major road/rail corridor and regional power grid as well as the major population and service centre of Moora. 

Namban – Moora area 

© 2021 by Dalaroo Metals. Website by Lucid Moon Creative.

T +61 8 6380 9675

E info@dalaroometals.com.au

  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn