Multi-mineral explorer Kula Gold has flicked the switch on an electromagnetic survey across a number of key targets at its Brunswick nickel-platinum group elements project in the well-addressed West Yilgarn province in WA. The West Yilgarn is host to the world-class Boddington gold mine and Julimar Gonneville copper-nickel-platinum group elements discovery.
Multi-mineral explorer Kula Gold has flicked the switch on an electromagnetic survey across a number of key targets at its Brunswick nickelplatinum group elements project in the well-addressed West Yilgarn province in WA.
The West Yilgarn burst into prominence in the past two years after Chalice Mining revealed its world class Julimar Gonneville platinum group-nickel discovery on the outskirts of Perth.
Global miner Newmont also operates Australia’s largest gold mine at Boddington in the same geological setting, also known as the Western Gneiss Terrain and in which Kula says the Brunswick project is located.
Kula said it was also keeping an eye out for prospective lithium pegmatite targets during the survey at Brunswick.
The project covers about 250 square kilometres of tenure, approximately 150 kilometres south of Perth, with Kula identifying three different types of prospective mineralisation at the project.
Whilst the epithermal gold mineralisation has been the focus of historical exploration, the company says the project hosts potential for nickel-copper and platinum group element mineralisation as it sits in the highly prospective Western Gneiss Terrain, with the Gonneville discovery to its north.
Kula says Brunswick also shows potential to host Archean copper-gold type mineralisation akin to the Boddington mine around 75km north-east.
In addition to Brunswick, Kula is putting money into its wholly-owned Kurnalpi-Lake Rebecca gold project northeast of Kalgoorlie.
Open file data compilation work and detailed geophysical studies have identified two geochemical and co-incident magnetic anomalies on the licence. Early-stage soil sampling and drilling has been completed and further development work is planned for the exploration license.
Results from a recent round of diamond drilling at Kula’s Boomerang kaolin prospect, part of the larger Marvel Loch-Airfield project near Southern Cross in Western Australia should not be too far away either.
Kula has appointed mineral processing outfit Sedgman to manage the test work and Hyland Geological and Mining Consultants to wrap up the resource estimation activities.
The company discovered its Boomerang kaolin prospect last year after a trio of RC drill holes revealed thick intersections of white kaolin clays. One hole yielded a 10 metre hit grading a solid 7 per cent halloysite from 40m downhole within a larger 55m intercept from 5m.
Kaolin is primarily used in the paper industry as a ‘filler’ to improve gloss, smoothness and brightness. The mineral is also deployed in the production of lightweight composites for a variety of sectors, including the aerospace, automotive and marine industries.
Kula said it has started strategic planning to examine the potential uses for its Boomerang kaolinite and is currently reviewing the mineral’s application across a number of segments and end-products.
Kula’s next quarterly report should be interesting reading as it will likely contain results from both the Brunswick EM survey and the diamond drilling at the Boomerang kaolin prospect.
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