The 100% owned Panton PGM project is located 60 kilometres north of the town of Halls Creek in the east Kimberley region of Western Australia, a tier one mining jurisdiction.
The Project is located on three granted mining licences and situated just 1 kilometre off the Great North Highway which accesses the Port of Wyndham.
In October 2023, Future Metals announced a substantial upgrade of its Mineral Resource (MRE) with improvements in grade, JORC classification and the inclusion of a chromite estimate. The total MRE at the Panton PGM-Ni-Cr Project is now 92.9Mt @ 1.5g/t PGM3E, 0.20% Ni, 3.1% Cr203 (2.0g/t PdEq) for contained metal of 4.5Moz PGM3E, 185kt Ni, 2.8Mt Cr203, (6.0Moz PdEq). The MRE has been reported across three separate units; the Reef, the High-Grade Dunite and the Bulk Dunite.(refer ASX|AIM announcement dated 26 October 2023). PGM-Ni mineralisation occurs within a layered, differentiated mafic-ultramafic intrusion referred to as the Panton intrusive which is a 12km long and 3km wide, south-west plunging synclinal intrusion. PGM mineralisation is hosted within a series of stratiform chromite reefs as well as a surrounding zone of mineralised dunite within the ultramafic package.
About Platinum Group Metals (PGMs)
PGMs are a group of six precious metals being Platinum (Pt), palladium (Pd), iridium (Ir), osmium (Os), rhodium (Rh), and ruthenium (Ru). Exceptionally rare, they have similar physical and chemical properties and tend to occur, in varying proportions, together in the same geological deposit. The usefulness of PGMs is determined by their unique and specific shared chemical and physical properties. PGMs have many desirable properties and as such have a wide variety of applications. Most notably, they are used as auto-catalysts (pollution control devices for vehicles), but are also used in jewellery, electronics, hydrogen production / purification and in hydrogen fuel cells. The unique properties of PGMs help convert harmful exhaust pollutant emissions to harmless compounds, improving air quality and thereby enhancing health and wellbeing.