Panorama Cobalt Project
Two adjoining exploration licences, covering 130 square kilometres, in an area that Greatland considers to be highly prospective for cobalt
Located approximately 200 kilometres south east of Port Hedland occupies a dominant and strategic position across what is potentially the largest coherent cobalt in streams anomaly in Western Australia
Stream sediment sampling data gathered by Anglo American Corporation in the early 1970s outlined a 25 kilometre long by 10 kilometre wide area of highly anomalous cobalt
The Panorama Cobalt Project comprises two adjoining licences total an area of 130 square kilometres and cover a large area prospective for cobalt mineralisation.
A systematic stream sediment sampling programme was completed over the broader Pilbara Region by Anglo American Corporation in the early 1970s. Samples were collected at a nominal 2km spacing and results from these samples have outlined a large cluster of high cobalt in streams. Stream sediments samples consistently returned over 50ppm cobalt, peaking at over 70ppm cobalt (against a background of less than 5ppm cobalt). The area covered by the anomalous cobalt is potentially the largest coherent cobalt in streams anomaly in Western Australia being more than 25 kilometres long and up to 10km wide covering an area of approximately 200 square kilometres. Greatland’s licences cover the bulk of the cobalt anomaly.
Geology of the area is predominantly greenstone and granite of the Archean Pilbara Craton in northern Western Australia. The definitive source of the cobalt is not yet known, however it is likely to be localised in folding and faulting of the bedrock sequences; similar to other known styles of mineralisation in Archean greenstones elsewhere in the Pilbara displaying drill intercepts with high cobalt of up to 0.99%.
Historically the Pilbara Region is recognised for its gold and base metal mineralisation but apart from the work by Anglo American in the early 1970s very little subsequent exploration work has been carried out within the Panorama project area leaving the cobalt mineralisation untested. The large area of the cobalt in streams anomaly suggests a significant mineralising event has occurred.