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South West WA Branch

March tech talk: The Gonneville Nickel – Copper – PGE project:  A new green metals project in WA

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Join the South West WA Branch for their March tech talk: The Gonneville Nickel – Copper – PGE project:  A new green metals project in WA.

About this event

On Friday 13th March 2020, just before Covid locked down much of the country, Chalice Mining drilled the first hole on a property Northeast of Perth, discovering a new PGE-Ni-Cu deposit on cleared farmland to the West of Toodyay. Three years later, efforts following that first discovery has led to a resource that is over 500 million tonnes of ore containing 16 million ounces of PGE’s, almost 0.9 million tonnes of nickel, and just over half a million tonnes of copper amongst other metals. A scoping study on the resource was released in 2023, and the project is currently engaged in a pre-feasibility study amongst a challenging and changing metal price environment.

This talk will describe the lead-up to the discovery of the deposit, the geology and development of the project, covering the technical aspects of the project as well as the approach taken by Chalice to realising the potential of this world class green metals resource.

Speaker/s

Mike Nelson

General Manager - Project Development, Chalice Mining
Mike is a metallurgist with over thirty years in the industry, spending the first half of his career in operations, from his first role at the Hedges Gold mine near Boddington, and subsequent technical and operational roles at Alcoa’s Wagerup refinery, KCGM’s Super Pit and Newcrest’s Telfer mine. In the second half of his career, Mike gravitated toward project development, working in senior project roles for Mining companies including Barrick, Gold Fields, and Teck Resources. Most of this time was spent out of Australia, with significant periods spent in Canada, Europe and South America across a range of commodities and large projects. He returned to Australia in 2022 and commenced with Chalice in February 2023 in his current role.

Matt Demmer, Lead Geologist: Matt is a geologist with fourteen years experience across mining, exploration and resource estimation at projects in the West Australian Kimberly, Eastern Goldfields, before moving to Chalice in 2020. Matt arrived at Chalice on Hole#5 of the Gonneville discovery and helped direct the team into defining and understanding the resource that exists today.

Matt Demmer

Lead Geologist, Chalice Mining
Matt is a geologist with fourteen years experience across mining, exploration and resource estimation at projects in the West Australian Kimberly, Eastern Goldfields, before moving to Chalice in 2020. Matt arrived at Chalice on Hole#5 of the Gonneville discovery and helped direct the team into defining and understanding the resource that exists today.
Location

Mercure Sanctuary Golf Resort
Lot 100 Old Coast Road
Bunbury WA 6230

Thursday, 21 March 2024
5.30pm – 7.00pm (UTC+08:00)

Date and Time

Thursday, 21 March 2024
5.30pm – 7.00pm (UTC+08:00)

Venue

Mercure Sanctuary Golf Resort
Lot 100 Old Coast Road
Bunbury WA 6230
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Cost

Members: Free
Non Members: Free
1
PD HOURS
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