The Hooley Wells Nickel-Cobalt Laterite Project is located 800km north of Perth and 300km east of Geraldton in Western Australia. The granted tenements, E9/2218 and E9/2219, contain historical shallow drilling which has intersected nickel and cobalt laterites. Associated with these laterites high grade chromium values.
Erong Hill near Claypan Bore consists of a siliceous cap rock over an ultramafic intrusive body which is probably part of a layered igneous intrusion. From past work it appears that this body has intruded an amphibolite.
To the north there is exposed Archaean Gneissic Terrane to the Earabiddy Shear zone which runs along the Camel Hills Belt.
Around Erong Hill the ground is mostly covered by transported Quaternary alluvium/colluvium with some small lateritic horizons and little exposed outcropping bedrock geology.
|HOLE ID||HOLE TYPE||MAX Co%||BEST INTERCEPT|
|HAC002||AC||0.02||4m @ 0.02% Co from 32m|
|HAC003||AC||0.104||33m @ 0.041% Co & 0.5% Ni from surface incl. 4m @ 0.104% Co from 0m|
|HAC004||AC||0.11||22m @ 0.061% Co & 0.97% Ni from surface incl. 4m @ 0.11% Co and 1.4% Ni from 16m|
|HAC005||AC||0.052||32m @ 0.028% Co & 0.45% Ni from surface incl. 4m @ 0.052% Co from 4m|
|HAC009||AC||0.014||22m @ 0.011% Co from 4m|
|Line5E_2800mN||RAB||0.034||2m @ 0.034% Co from 10m. Hole ended in mineralisation|
|Line5W_2400mN||RAB||0.056||27m @ >0.021% Co (selective sampling) from 5m incl. 2m @ 0.056% Co from 30m|
|Line5W_2350mN||RAB||0.038||1m @ 0.038% Co from 5m|
|Line5_3400mN||RAB||0.044||2m @ 0.03% Co from 14m, 2m @ 0.044% Co from 18m|
|Line5_2450mN||RAB||0.072||12m @ 0.028% Co from surface; 2m @ 0.072% Co from 14m, 2m @ 0.048% Co from 18m|
|Line5_2400mN||RAB||0.05||5m @ 0.031% Co from 1m incl 1m @ 0.05% Co from 3m|