Project overview


The Windidda gold project is a potential greenstone-hosted orogenic gold exploration project in the Yilgarn region of Western Australia.


The Windidda project comprises nine exploration licence applications over a 1,600 square kilometre land package which has been identified as a buried Archean greenstone trend with the potential to host orogenic gold deposits.

The Windidda Gold Project

In December 2018, ECR’s wholly owned Australian subsidiary Mercator Gold Australia Pty Ltd ("MGA") submitted nine contiguous exploration licence applications covering a 1,600 square kilometre package of ground prospective for gold mineralisation in the Yilgarn region of Western Australia, east of the town of Wiluna.

Archaean greenstones host many of Western Australia and the world’s most prolific gold deposits, and the Windidda applications cover a significant proportion of an identified gravity-magnetic trend with known gold prospects along trend in outcropping greenstone to the south (outside the application areas).  

The under-cover greenstone gold exploration model has been successfully tested by Greatland Gold (LON:GGP) at its Ernest Giles project located approximately 125km east of the Windidda project. 

Previous exploration within the Windidda project area has targeted base metal and manganese deposits within the cover sequences. Gravity and magnetic anomalies interpreted to be hosted in greenstone units beneath the cover have not been targeted. These targets are expected to be amenable to aircore drilling to enable rapid assessment of potential for gold mineralisation, after the exploration licences are granted.

Consultants to MGA have commenced processing and interpretation of available airborne and ground geophysical data covering the Windidda project area, the objective being to determine structural trends within, and the depth to, the interpreted buried Archaean greenstones, in order to prioritise areas for drilling.

A presentation on the Windidda gold project is available for download here.