West Guadalcanal Project
West Guadalcanal (PL 0114)
West of Guadalcanal Island
The tenement is adjacent to known gold-silver (Au-Ag)
deposits, including the Gold Ridge Mine and boasts
potential for epithermal Au and porphyry Cu-Au style
deposits. The exploration targets of Taho, Polo and Mt
Tanjili lie within a 10km long carbonate base metal gold
Axiom gained a Prospecting Licence in January 2014,
and an application for renewal is underway.
In late 2014, Axiom commenced a 2500m initial
drill program at Taho. Mineral assemblages indicate
the deposit is part of a carbonate base metal low
sulphidation epithermal system—minerals include
rhodochrosite, ankerite, siderite, pyrite, galena,
sphalerite and various silver-based sulphides
(similar to Porgera, Papua New Guinea).
By mid-2015, Axiom completed a technical review
to assess the further potential at Taho prospect
and along the 14km Hoilava River mineralised area.
Drilling highlights included:
7.7m @ 1.05 g/t Au and 13.87 g/t Ag from 19.6m
7.0m @ 0.69 g/t Au and 28.43 g/t Ag from 32.0m
13.5m @ 0.52 g/t Au and 6.52 g/t Ag from 56.0m
While Axiom’s focus in 2015 has been on the Isabel
Nickel Project, we will utilise this technical review to
focus the next phase of work in the West Guadalcanal
tenement at the appropriate time.
AXIOM MINING LIMITED
ANNUAL REPORT 2015