The Acra Project covers an area of 340 km² and is located 60 km north east of Kalgoorlie, WA. The Acra Project has a 20 km long, north-west trending, structural corridor, which is evident in aeromagnetic data with elements observable in field mapping, and which is considered prospective for gold. Physical gold has been recovered from small gold workings that date from the 1890s until WW2, and more recently from nugget patches that are still being located and worked. Most exploration undertaken from the early 1970s to the present, however, has focussed on identifying nickel mineralisation. Recently, an aeromagnetic survey over a large area of the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia, including over the Company's Acra Project, was undertaken, with flight lines at 100m line spacing. This is a great improvement on the previously available data.
In October 2016, the Company entered into a Joint Venture Agreement with gold miner Northern Star Resources Limited (ASX: NST) under which Northern Star may earn up to a 75% interest in the Project.
Juglah Dome Project (Gold and Base Metals)
The 100%-held Juglah Dome Gold Project covers an area of 157 km² and is located 57 km SW of Kalgoorlie, WA. Exploration in 2014 confirmed base metal targets. Pioneer’s recent exploration programs have focused on the 4 km long, Dingo Dam Prospect which is considered prospective for volcanogenic massive sulphide (“VMS”) silver lead-zinc mineralisation. The size and tenor of the anomaly is very encouraging and specific VMS-directed exploration programs will continue.
Kangan Project (Gold and Lithium)
The Kangan Project is located 80 km south of Port Hedland in the emerging western Pilbara gold precinct of WA. It comprises two granted exploration licences and one exploration licence application covering an area of 268 km². The Eastern-most tenement application abuts the Wodgina Lithium Mine tenements. The Kangan Gold and Lithium Project is prospective for sediment/conglomerate-hosted gold as evidenced by rock chips of up to 2.73 g/t gold from previous exploration.