The Gabanintha Copper-Gold-Nickel Project is located approximately 40km south of the town of Meekatharra in Western Australia. The Company has acquired a suite of mineral rights to tenements covering 170km² held by Australian Vanadium Limited (AVL).
Bryah Resources holds 100% rights to copper, nickel and gold.
- Metallurgical test work by AVL has shown the presence of copper and nickel, as well as gold and cobalt, in the non-magnetic tail of the vanadium-magnetite concentrate which they plan to produce
- Sulphide concentrates from flotation contained up to 6.3% base metals including up to, 2.58% Nickel, 1.70% Copper and 2.02% Cobalt plus gold
- Bryah completed additional flotation tests – Q3 2021 – reported 2022
- Updated Base Metals Indicated and Inferred Mineral Resource, increased to 36.0 Mt @ 762 ppm (27,527 t) Nickel, 212 ppm (7,606t) Copper and 231 ppm (8,276 t) Cobalt
The mineral rights acquired by the Company are for all minerals, excluding vanadium, titanium, cobalt, chromium, uranium, lithium, tantalum, iron ore and manganese. Active and historical mines located close to the Gabanintha tenements include the Gabanintha, Burnakura and Bluebird gold mines.
Open pit mining by Dominion Mining Limited at Gabanintha between 1987 and 1991 is reported to have produced approximately 150,000oz of gold from six pits mined to a maximum depth of approximately 65 metres.
Monument Mining Limited currently owns the Burnakura gold mine, the Gabanintha gold mine and surrounding tenements which hold JORC compliant resources within a number of previously operated open pits and an underground mines.
Review of metallurgical testwork undertaken by AVL* on the Australian Vanadium Project at Gabanintha showed the presence of gold as well as cobalt, nickel and copper in the non-magnetic tail after separation of the vanadium-titanium-magnetite
*See AVL ASX announcement dated 22 May 2018 for full details.