The Coates Project is situated approximately 60km east of the Perth metropolitan area in the Shire of Wundowie.
AVL holds ground over the Coates Mafic Intrusive Complex.
The significant discovery of nickel-copper-PGE mineralisation at the Julimar Project by Chalice Gold Mines, is situated 20km NNW of AVL’s Coates tenement. The Coates Project is located in the Shire of Northam, approximately 60km east of Perth, in similar rocks to the Jimperding Metamorphic Belt.
Historic exploration at the Coates Project primarily focused on iron-titanium-vanadium. The focus of previous shallow drilling and evaluation work centred on recovery of vanadium-titano-magnetite (VTM) concentrate for use at the historical Wundowie smelter. The Coates gabbro covers a strike length of 2.3km and the strong magnetic signature is over 600m wide, striking about WNW.
AVL’s combined tenements at the Coates Project cover 111.6km2 of a southern extension of similar mafic-ultramafic rocks to the sequence that is host to the Julimar Project. The new tenement applications add 52.6km2 of area, to the east and north of the existing tenement group, covering chrome anomalism in pisolite geochemistry to the east and extending land holding north of a Pt and Pd anomaly identified from bottom of hole geochemistry drill holes reported by LIT.
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