NAE 100% owns a large tenement package of ~1893km2 in the Tier 1 mining centres of the Central and Eastern Pilbara districts of Western Australia. The projects are highly prospective for Gold and LCT Pegmatities (Lithium, Caesium, Tantalum) which remains the primary focus of the Company’s exploration efforts in the region. The projects include a combination of granted Exploration Licences and Exploration Licence Applications in progressive stages of development.
The Central Pilbara projects are located within the highly prospective yet under-explored Mallina – Whim Creek Basin of the Pilbara Craton, Western Australia, in close proximity to the World Class Hemi gold deposit (De Grey Mining ASX:DEG), Wodgina and, Pilgangoora Lithium Mining Operations and the recent Andover Lithium discovery ((Mineral Resources (ASX:MIN), Pilbara Minerals (ASX: PLS) and Azure Minerals (ASX:AZU)) respectively.
The Eastern Pilbara projects are located east of, and mid-way between, the established mining towns of Marble Bar and Nullagine, 250 kilometres southeast of Port Hedland. The projects represent a significant growth opportunity for NAE in an emerging part of the Pilbara region for both precious and battery minerals.
Central Pilbara Projects
Quartz Hill (Gold/Lithium)
The tenements include E47/3891, E47/4450, E47/4406, E47/4407, E47/4408, E47/4435, E45/5724, E45/5725, E45/5726
Bullock Well (Gold/Lithium)
The tenements include E47/3886, E47/3887, E47/4528, E47/4592
The tenements include E47/3958
The tenements include E45/5064, E45/5065
Eastern Pilbara Projects
Meentheena Project (Gold/Lithium)
The tenements include E45/6094, E45/6095, E45/6096, E45/6097
Tabba Tabba (Gold/Lithium)
The tenements include E45/5180
Figure 1: Location of NAE’s Central Pilbara and East Pilbara Gold and Lithium Projects
Figure 2: Location Map: NAE’s Central Pilbara Gold and Lithium Projects showing recent UltraFine+ Geochemical Soil Surveys, adjacent Gold and Lithium Mines, Deposits, and major prospects
Figure 3: Prioritised Lithium targets Bullock Well (Red Priority 1, Yellow Priority 2) and new survey areas outlined in green