Thayer Lindsley Award Winner: Chalice Mining
Chalice Mining is a globally recognised specialist explorer and developer with a major greenfield platinum group element (PGE), nickel, copper, cobalt and gold discovery at its Julimar project in Western Australia. This discovery is what Chalice Mining was awarded the Thayer Lindsley Award for.
Chalice has defined a tier 1 scale mineral resource at the Gonneville magmatic sulphide deposit, the first discovery at the Julimar Project. Recently updated in July 2022, the Gonneville resource hosts 11Moz of palladium-platinum and gold, 560kt of nickel, 360kt of copper, and 54kt of cobalt, making it one of the largest undeveloped Ni-Cu-PGE deposits globally. The resource provides a strong foundation for a world class, green metals project; metals that are critical to enabling decarbonisation.
The 100% owned Julimar Project covers the newly recognised >30km long unexplored Julimar intrusive complex, with the Gonneville resource interpreted to cover just ~2km of the extensive complex. The project is favorably located just ~70km NE of Perth, with world class road, rail, port, and high voltage power infrastructure nearby. Development studies for the project are advancing and a conceptual processing flowsheet has been outlined to produce a Cu-PGE-Au concentrate as well as a Ni-Co mixed-hydroxide precipitate (MHP) for sale to battery pCAM customers.
The Julimar discovery has defined the new West Yilgarn Ni-Cu-PGE province in Western Australia, an almost entirely unexplored mineral province which is interpreted to extend for ~1,200km along the western margin of the Yilgarn Craton. Chalice holds an unrivalled >8,000sqkm land position in this exciting new area and is leveraging its competitive first mover advantage. The West Yilgarn is now regarded as one of the most exciting new nickel sulphide provinces globally.