Pantoro is an Australian gold producer with its 100% owned Halls Creek Gold Project in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia and its recently acquired 50% owned Norseman Gold Project.
Halls Creek Project
The Halls Creek Project was developed by Pantoro during 2015, with the first gold pour completed during the same year. The project includes underground and open pit mining, and a modern CIP processing facility. Pantoro owns the only commercial scale gold processing facility in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia, with the closest plant approximately 300 km to the south. The company has consolidated areas prospective for gold mineralisation in the region, and has acquired the Grants Creek and Mary River project areas during the past 18 months to complement the Nicolsons production and exploration assets. In all, the company holds approximately 350 km2 of prospective tenure in the Halls Creek Area.
Pantoro is exploring at Nicolsons, Grants Creek, and Mary River with a focus on increasing the mine inventory for the project.
Norseman Gold Project
The Norseman Gold Project provides Pantoro with an exceptional platform for growth in the near term. The project tenure of approximately 1,000 km2 covers nearly all of the historic Norseman Gold province which lies on the southern end of the productive Norseman – Wiluna Greenstone belt. The project has produced over 5.5 million ounces of gold historically, and currently has a Measured, Indicated and Inferred Mineral Resource of 4.4 million ounces. The Norseman Gold Project lies immediately adjacent to the Norseman township, and is infrastructure rich with office and work shop complexes, camp accommodation, site laboratory, 10MW power station, bore fields and a road network servicing all existing Mineral Resource area already in place. The existing processing facility requires refurbishment prior to operations.
The project presents a number of near term open pit and underground mining opportunities, and Pantoro is systematically advancing a number of near term project areas for mining ahead of recommencement of operations. The company is aiming to be in a position to recommence mining in the near term. The Norseman project hosts exceptional exploration potential though both green fields discoveries and extension of the current resource base. Pantoro is actively exploring the tenement package.