Wilga Well Project
The Wilga Gold Project is located near the boundary between two major tectonostratigraphic terranes of the Yilgarn Craton, the Kurnalpi and Burtville Terranes (Figure 2; Cassidy et al., 2006). The terrane boundary is defined by major N- to NNW-trending shear zones including the Barnicoat West Fault, which lies immediately west of the Project. The Burtville Terrane is a complex amalgamation of volcanic successions and sedimentary basins which originally formed as part of the Youanmi Terrane (Pawley et al., 2012).
Located 9km east of AngloGold Ashanti’s Sunrise Dam Gold Mine, historical production at the Wilga Well Project included:
- 1,000t @ >20g/t Au including 296t @ 43g/t Au between 1899 and 1901
- 651t @ 11.31g/t Au between 1984 and 1994
Best historical intercepts:
- 9m @ 18.26 g/t Au
- 1m @ 17.6 g/t Au
- 1m @ 10.70 g/t Au
Costean sampling has reported up to 103g/t Au and rock chip sampling has returned up to 13.5g/t Au.
Nelson completed an Auger program in 05/2019 and plans to follow up on the identified targets.