Fraser Range Project
FRASER RANGE PROJECT
IGO - up to 100%
Fraser Range region, east of Kalgoorlie, in Western Australia
Nickel (Ni), Copper (Cu), Cobalt (Co)
IGO has consolidated the largest ground position of any company in the Fraser Range region. We currently hold approximately 12,000km2 of tenure that is highly prospective for orthomagmatic Ni-Cu-Co and volcanic-hosted Cu-Zn-Au deposits.
IGO maintains a strong conviction that the Fraser Range has the potential to host multiple Nova-style nickel-copper-cobalt ore bodies, with the area also highly prospective for volcanogenic massive copper-zinc sulphides and gold mineralisation. Our exploration team is focused on discovering deposits similar to IGO’s 100%-owned Nova Operation that can either feed into the existing Nova Operation or become a standalone mine. Secondary targets include volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) Cu-Zn-Au mineralisation and lode style gold mineralisation, which have been identified at various locations along the belt.
Recent work programs at the Fraser Range Project has been highly drilling intensive as we began testing numerous targets generated by geochemical and geophysical work programs from previous years. This program has delivered excellent results, with drilling identifying multiple mineralised mafic-ultramafic intrusions in and around Nova. These are the host rocks in which the Nova Bollinger orebody was discovered.
Our recent success have been achieved through IGO’s continued drive to improve its technical capability and deliver a significant discovery within the Fraser Range. A key part of this strategy is ongoing collaboration with external partners and working on a range of cutting-edge projects, including advanced seismic processing, microanalysis of drilling samples and hyperspectral core scanning.
Looking ahead, IGO will continue to focus on methodically testing the best targets, systematic geological evaluation of the Fraser Range; and building in-house specialised knowledge to drive discovery.