Lefroy Exploration’s (LEX) focus is to explore for significant new gold, copper and nickel deposits in the premier terranes of the Yilgarn Craton of Western Australia. The Yilgarn is one of the most well-endowed mineral provinces in the world, having produced in excess of 300 Moz of gold, and continues to deliver significant new gold discoveries. LEX has two core project areas in the Yilgarn, being the Lefroy Project near Kalgoorlie and the Lake Johnston Project, which is adjacent to the Emily Ann and Maggie Hayes nickel deposits.
The Company’s flagship project for exploration is the Lefroy Gold Project which comprises a tenement package in excess of 638 km2 in the highly endowed Kalgoorlie Terrane. The Project was historically underexplored prior to LEX’s consolidation of the tenements in 2016, largely due to the entire area never being held under a single umbrella to be systematically explored as one major land package. The regional consolidation has successfully placed several gold anomalies from previous drilling in the context of the major regional structures and a single cohesive geological model.
The Company recognised an opportunity in the historical data to generate new exploration initiatives by reinterpreting historical results and recognising gold anomalies that have been overlooked, particularly by combining the tenements into one contiguous package. This approach to exploration by other companies in the district has led to the recent discoveries of the +1Moz Invincible (St Ives) and Millennium (Kundana) gold deposits near Kalgoorlie.
LEX has utilised its intimate knowledge of the project areas together with the advanced interrogation of historical drilling data in the project areas to identify multiple targets which it has and continues to drill test with much success, an example being the recent Au-Cu re discovery at Burns.
The project is split into Eastern Lefroy, where LEX manages early-stage exploration (non JV), and Western Lefroy where major gold producer Gold Fields Ltd is farming into and managing exploration.
In addition, LEX holds the gold and nickel rights at the Lake Johnston Project 150km to the west of Norseman which is adjacent to Poseidon Nickel Limited’s (ASX:POS) Emily Ann and Maggie Hayes nickel deposits and is prospective for nickel and gold.
LEX’s projects are all 100% owned (subject to Gold Fields farm-in at the Western Lefroy project), easily accessible, and encumbrance free.