In Ghana, West Africa, Castle’s substantial and contiguous tenure position in the country’s Upper West region encompasses large tracts of highly prospective Birimian geological terrane, the host to many of West Africa’s and Ghana’s multi-million-ounce gold mines.
The emerging Kambale graphite project also lies on the Ghana tenure. Drilling and test work to date have indicated that it is a sizable open-ended deposit with several favourable attributes to warrant its advance.
Castle retains a 4% net smelter precious metal royalty over the Julie West licence, a key component of Azumah Resources Limited’s Wa Gold Project, Upper West region, Ghana.
The Earaheedy Basin project encompasses terrane prospective for base and precious metals in the Earaheedy and Yerrida basins base metals provinces. The project comprises the Withnell, Terra Rossa and Tableland sub-projects. The Withnell licence is adjacent to the evolving Chinook-Magazine zinc-lead project of Rumble Resources Ltd (ASX: RTR) and north of the Strickland Metals Limited (ASX: STK) Iroquois prospect. The Terra Rossa licences are east of the Thaduna copper deposit.
The Beasley Creek project lies on the northern flanks of the Rocklea Dome in the southern Pilbara where orogenic-style, structurally controlled gold targets within the various Archean sequences are being targeted. Unexpected lithium anomalism is also being followed-up.
The Success Dome project lies in the Ashburton structural corridor and is located midway between the Paulsen’s and Ashburton gold deposits. It is prospective for gold and base metals.
The Polelle-Wanganui project, 7km south of the operating Bluebird gold mine near Meekatharra, hosts a mainly obscured and minimally explored greenstone belt prospective for gold. The project presents an opportunity to test for down-plunge and along strike extensions to the existing Main Lode North and South deposits and similar targets.
The Wilgee Springs project, along strike from and within the same metamorphic belt as the world-class Greenbushes lithium mine 25km to the south, provides an opportunity to explore for spodumene bearing pegmatites beneath a lateritic cover that has previously hampered exploration.
The Woodcutters project, is prospective for lithium bearing pegmatites, 25km southeast of the Bald Hill lithium mine and 25km northwest of the Buldania lithium deposit.
The Great Southern Graphite project comprises two granted licences encompassing the historical Kendenup graphite workings and the adjacent Martagallup graphite occurrences and one application covering a graphite occurrence at Mt. Barrow.