Only 1.5hrs drive from Port Hedland and within kilometers of the Great Northern Highway, our Pardoo Nickel Project offers an attractive opportunity for contributing toward the global transition to the electrification of the auto industry, and other green energy initiatives We are continuing development of the nickel mineralisation at the Pardoo Nickel Project as we work with the results of infill drilling in Q3 this year. With incoming assays, geological modelling, mineral resource estimation and pit optimisation work underway, we are working towards creating an indicated resource within open pit limits.

Pardoo Nickel Project

The picturesque Pilbara is rich in ancient geological history and sometimes – when we’re lucky – high grade minerals, too. Our Pardoo Project is an  exciting discovery, nestled in 89km 2 of shrub and red dirt plains 120km east of the regional centre of Port Hedland. Early exploration has revealed a shallow battery metals deposit, with Platinum Group Metal (PGM) mineralisation. Digging into finer details, our best intersection to date in CPRC003 is:
95m @ 0.40% Ni (from 28m)
Including 14m @ 1.0% Ni (from 76m)
109m @ 0.15% Cu (from 24m)

Snowden Optiro previously estimated a resource for the Highway Ni-Cu-Co deposit of 50Mt at 0.30% Ni, 0.13% Cu and 0.03% Co using a 0.1% Ni minimum cut-off grade in 2010. However, this is non-JORC 2012 compliant. We are working towards upgrading the deposit to indicated resource status compliant with JORC 2012. This upgrade work includes 34 RC holes for a total of 5865m drilled during Q2 and Q3, 2022, with news on 4561 assays expected in December, 2022.

Furthermore, geological and mineralogical work is underway to support the resource estimate and future metallurgical test work, whilst geophysical work is helping to target more high grade nickel sulphide (>1% Ni).

Recent News


Phase 1 drilling program completed.



Results from first 45% of RC drilling program.