Pioneer is an active exploration company focused on key global demand-driven commodities.
This includes a portfolio of strategically located gold and other commodity projects in mining regions in Western Australia, plus a portfolio of high quality lithium assets in Canada and WA. The Company is focused on delivering shareholder value by actively strengthening its project portfolio through acquiring, pegging and reviewing new opportunities, and targeted exploration programs to facilitate the discovery and commercialisation of high value mineral resources.
Pioneer has expanded its gold and nickel assets with five strong Lithium Projects; the advanced Mavis and Raleigh Lithium Projects in Ontario Canada, and the prospective West Australian Donnelly, Pioneer Dome and Phillips River Lithium Projects. Recent drilling at Pioneer Dome has identified both high grade Lithium and Caesium. The high grade Caesium prospect has been named Sinclair Zone, and the Company is currently drilling to test extensions of this zone, and a Mineral Resource Estimate is underway.
Lithium has been classed as a ‘critical metal’ meaning it has a number of important uses across various parts of the modern, globalised economy including communication, electronic, digital, mobile and battery technologies; and transportation, particularly aerospace and automotive emissions reduction. Critical metals seem likely to play an important role in the nascent green economy, particularly solar and wind power; electric vehicle and rechargeable batteries; and energy-efficient lighting.
Pioneer have a track record for DISCOVERING NEW GOLD DEPOSITS IN KALGOORLIE’S GOLDFIELDS (Mt Jewell Gold project discovery and sale). Previously the Acra Project area had been explored exclusively for base metals, and nickel in particular, despite a number of historical gold workings and nugget patches. Pioneer is the first company to use modern exploration techniques to systematically explore for new gold discoveries, and over the past three years has successfully identified multiple new and significant gold prospects within the project.
On 21 October 2016, Northern Star entered a Joint Venture for Pioneer's Acra Gold Project, to fast track exploration. Read the Joint Venture announcement.
Pioneer has several Nickel/Cobalt and Base Metal projects in highly prospective regions. Current focus is on the Fairwater Nickel Project in the Albany Fraser Orogen and the Blair Dome Cobalt and Nickel Project (including the Blair Nickel Mine) near Kambalda within Western Australia.