Eastport’s Keng project is comprised of two licences that cover 1,345 km2, and which are prospective for copper, nickel, and platinum group metals (PGMs). Keng is situated on an important section of the northern edge of a mafic-ultramafic intrusive, known as the Molopo Farms Complex, and where the licences overlie the contact with “reactive” carbonate rocks. Narrow intervals of veined mineralisation, indicative of metal movements within the system, are reported in the historic drilling data.
The large, multi-lobed Molopo Farms mafic-ultramafic Complex is observed in drill core, and the complex is often cited as being analogous to the Bushveld in South Africa; a significant producer of platinum group elements that attract exploration interest from a wide-range of exploration entities.
Within the Keng licences, the Molopo Farms Complex is uncommonly near vertical dips, with structural features that suggest stacking and folding of thrust sheets, which offer open space opportunities for mineralisation. Significant nickel-in-soil anomalies are found in close proximity to these thrust sheets, providing a target for focused mineralisation. The geologic opportunity is further enhanced through the presence of broad areas of reactive carbonate-rich rocks known to destabilise mineral-rich fluids.
A work programme has been agreed to with the Department of Mines, which will target fault-related Norilsk-Talnakh style massive sulphide feeder systems.