White Cliff Minerals Limited is a mineral exploration company trading on the Australian Securities Exchange under the ticker code WCN. The Company is currently focusing its exploration on the Reedy South Gold Project near the Cue mining centre in Western Australia, and is pursuing a dual strategy to advance its prospective gold and nickel-cobalt projects in Western Australia.

Gold Projects

Cobalt-Nickel Projects

Reedy South Gold Project (100%): The Project covers 272kmof the highly prospective Cue goldfields, centred on the southern portion of the prolific Reedy Shear Zone, within the Meekatharra-Wydgee greenstone belt. The Project comprises one granted mining lease (M20/446) covering the historic underground workings of Pegasus and King Cole, a granted exploration and prospecting license (E20/938 & P20/2289) and four exploration license applications (E20/969, E20/971, E20/972 & E20/974). Reedy South is situated 40km north of Cue, via the Great Northern Highway and is 80km south of Meekatharra.

On 29 October 2020, the Company announced a maiden JORC mineral resource estimate (MRE) for the Reedy South Gold Project. The maiden MRE consisted of 779,000 tonnes at 1.7 g/t Au for 42,400 ounces, including:
– 6,600 ounces of Indicated Resources; and
– 35,800 ounces of Inferred Resources
Given the average depth of drilling to date is ~60m, this warrants immediate drilling to test depth and strike extensions of the current prospects on completion of the maiden MRE.

Ironstone Gold Project (100%): The project consists of 169kmof the Merolia Greenstone belt consisting of the Ironstone, Comet Well and Burtville prospects. The project contains extensive basalt sequences that are prospective for gold mineralisation, including the Ironstone prospect where historical drilling has identified 24m at 8.6g/t gold.

Laverton Gold Project (100%): The project consists of one granted tenement (12km2) in the Laverton Greenstone belt. The Red Flag prospect is located 20km southwest of Laverton in the core of the structurally complex Laverton Tectonic zone immediately north of the Mt Morgan’s Gold Mine (3.5 Moz) and 7km northwest of the Wallaby Gold Mine (7 Moz).

Coronation Dam Cobalt Project (100%): The project consists of one tenement (16km2) in the Wiluna-Norseman greenstone belt 90km south of the Murrin Murrin nickel-cobalt HPAL plant. The tenement contains an Inferred Mineral Resource of 5.7 million tonnes at 1% nickel and 0.08% cobalt containing 56,700 tonnes of nickel and 4,300 tonnes of cobalt (ASX release 25 March 2019). Mineralisation is open along strike within an extensive ultramafic unit that contains zones of cobalt mineralisation associated with nickel mineralisation.

Ghan Well Cobalt Project (100%): The project consists of one tenement (39km2) in the Wiluna-Norseman greenstone belt 25km southeast of the Murrin Murrin nickel-cobalt HPAL plant. The tenement contains an extensive ultramafic unit with zones of cobalt mineralisation associated with nickel mineralisation. The cobalt grades range from 0.01% to 0.75% and occur within a zone of manganiferous oxides within the regolith profile.

Coglia Well Cobalt Project (100%): The project consists of two tenements (238km2) in the Merolia greenstone belt 50km south east of Laverton, Western Australia. The tenements contain extensive ultramafic units that host zones of cobalt mineralisation associated with nickel mineralisation. Recent drilling has identified extensive nickel and cobalt grades including 17 metres at 0.11% cobalt and 1.0% nickel (ASX release 18 June 2018).

Merolia Nickel Project (100%): The project consists of 325kmof the Merolia Greenstone belt and contains extensive ultramafic sequences including the Diorite Hill layered ultramafic complex, the Rotorua ultramafic complex, the Curara ultramafic complex and a 51km long zone of extrusive ultramafic lavas. The intrusive complexes are prospective for nickel-copper sulphide accumulations possibly with platinum group elements, and the extrusive ultramafic rocks are prospective for nickel sulphide and nickel-cobalt accumulations.