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Mineral-rich Solomon Islands

offers Axiom a multitude of


The Solomon Islands archipelago represents a

double chain of islands that span 1300km in the

western part of the Pacific Ocean. Both chains

follow a northwest/south-east alignment and

comprise nearly 1000 islands in total.

This archipelago forms part of an arc with a line of

very specific volcanic rocks known as the ‘Andesite

Line’. This circumscribes the Pacific Ocean in a

clockwise direction, from New Zealand to Chile



and is commonly known as the Pacific Rim of Fire.

Being bounded by these major tectonic plate

boundaries has resulted in the presence of

favourable geological structures as well as rock

types that are conducive to hosting gold-copper

massive sulphide systems and nickel-cobalt


As such, this area is considered fertile ground

for large tonnage gold and copper deposits – for

example Gold Ridge, Lihir and Panguna. Axiom

Mining has two major projects located within the

Solomon Islands archipelago – the Isabel Nickel

Project and the West Guadalcanal Project.

Isabel Nickel Project


Kolosori (PL 74/11)

San Jorge (PL 01/15)


80% Axiom KB Limited Mining

20% interest held by the original

landowning tribes


Santa Isabel Island (Kolosori tenement)

San Jorge Island (San Jorge tenement)







(San Jorge)

From an orientation drilling program in November

2014 to a Maiden JORC Mineral Resource

estimate and its upgrade in a little over a year—

Axiom has proven that we have the capability

and determination to deliver.

After receiving a favourable outcome in the Solomon

Islands High Court, Axiom commenced drilling on

the Kolosori tenement and intersected high grade

nickel laterite.


1 Neall. V.E., Trewick.S.A. 2008. The age and origin of the Pacific

islands: a geological overview, Philosophical Transactions of the

Royal Society of Biological Sciences.

The Isabel nickel deposit shows high mineability, which

means a quick transition from ground to market. The

main area of nickel-cobalt mineralisation occurs from the

surface and is free from human habitation, and as such

mining development will have minimal social impacts. The

deposit is also located close to the shore line, allowing

easy seaborne access to regional processing hubs.

In early 2015, the Project achieved the grant of a

Prospecting Licence for the adjacent San Jorge tenement.

In mid-2015, Axiom commenced a resource definition

drilling program designed to facilitate mining operations.

At the same time, development activities progressed

at an accelerated pace, including camp refurbishment

works, recruitment and training of a local workforce,

and preparations to commence initial exploration on

the San Jorge tenement.

On 30 September 2015, Axiom announced a Maiden

JORC Mineral Resource estimate from part of the Kolosori

tenement, based on 542 drill holes with 6864m of core

samples and 7859 assayed intervals.