The Emily Ann
and Maggie Hays
nickel deposits are situated approximately 150 km west of the town of Norseman
, Western Australia
, within the Lake Johnston Greenstone Belt.Hill R.E.T, Barnes S.J., Gole M.J., and Dowling S.E., 1990. Physical volcanology of komatiites; A field guide to the komatiites of the Norseman-Wiluna Greenstone Belt, Eastern Goldfields Province, Yilgarn Block, Western Australia.
, Geological Society of Australia. ISBN 0-909869-55-3
Having been operational since 2001,The Australian Mines Handbook: 2003-2004 Edition
, page: 28
The Maggie Hays deposit was first officially discovered in 1996 by LionOre Australia, although it had essentially been found by prospecting in the 1970s by Anaconda Mines (now Minara Resources
) and Union Miniere
, who had first discovered a nickel geochemical anomaly
and drilled the disseminated halo, but missed the lucrative high-grade massive sulfide mineralisation by as little as 3 metres.
The recognition of the Maggie Hays orebody by LionOre geologists in the late 1990s was based upon electromagnetic geophysical
surveys and deep diamond drilling of conductive anomalies. LionOre geologists credit the discovery to recognition of... Read More