In South Africa, the company’s projects include the exploration and evaluation of the Areachap Projects (in the Northern Cape), including the Prieska Copper Project (Zinc and Copper) and the Marydale Project (Gold and Copper). Additionally, and further north, Orion Minerals is exploring the Masiqhame Project (Zinc and Copper) and the Jacomynspan Project (Nickel, Copper, Cobalt and PGE).
In Australia, Orion maintains a sizeable tenement package in the Fraser Range Province (Western Australia), which Independence Group NL (ASX: IGO) is currently earning in to via a joint venture (JVA, refer ASX release 10 March 2017). The world class Tropicana gold deposit, as well as the Nova-Bollinger nickel-copper deposit are located in the Fraser Range Province. Importantly, the Company is free carried through to pre-feasibility study on any of the ground acquired under the JVA while retaining between 10% and 35% interest in the JVA.
The Company also holds mineral rights across a number of tenements within the Walhalla Project area (Victoria), which are prospective for gold, copper-nickel and platinum group elements.
Orion Minerals’ aim is to deliver shareholder value by exploring and developing its high quality portfolio of projects located in world class mineral provinces. Its qualified and highly-experienced teams apply advanced and modern exploration techniques to better define the potential of the various regions where Orion Minerals operate.