Mineral Exploration

Early in the materials lifecycle there is the need to source and secure high-volume and high-value feedstock minerals and commodities. We’re exploring Australia’s natural resources to source the building blocks of modern technology.

Our projects span critical minerals like graphite, copper, cobalt, manganese, tungsten, and more, as part of our broader mineral exploration strategy to capture valuable commodities for downstream energy and technology markets.

Element explored / Prospects

C

Graphite

Archer’s Eyre Peninsula Graphite Project is located near the township of Cleve which is approximately 120km south-east of Whyalla, South Australia.

Archer was granted a mining lease and two associated miscellaneous purposes licences for the Project. The mining lease allows, subject to the grant of all remaining environmental approvals, the mining of graphite ore and processing of approximately 10,000 tonnes per annum (tpa) of ultra-high-quality graphite and processing of up to 100 tpa of graphene.

Cu
Au

Copper and Gold

The Blue Hills Copper-Gold Prospect is a large district scale copper anomaly covering an area of 25km², located approximately 240km north of Adelaide, South Australia. At Blue Hills, Archer has discovered three large scale gold and copper in soil anomalies.

Emu Plain is located near Cleve on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula. The Emu Plain Copper Project is focussed on the discovery of copper mineralisation proximal to the historic Emu Plain copper mine.

Co

Cobalt

The North Broken Hill Project is located approximately 20km north of Broken Hill, New South Wales, and covers an area more than 400km², with cobalt identified in the tenement area.

Mn

Manganese

Archer has two manganese projects. The Ketchowla Cobalt-Manganese Project is located within the area of our North Burra Project tenements and is approximately 45km north of Burra, South Australia. Jamieson Tank is located on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula near the township of Cleve.

Sn
W

Tin and Tungsten

We have identified scheelite hosted tungsten mineralisation within the tenement area at North Broken Hill, and we consider the outcropping areas to be highly prospective for tungsten mineralisation.

Ni

Nickel

Independent review has confirmed Archer‘s Albion Downs Nickel Project is prospective for nickel mineralisation, which is located 18km NNW of Mt Keith, Western Australia. Historical work found the same types of rocks containing nickel compounds as present at the nearby Mt Keith nickel mine. The tenement adjoins the tenements of the world’s two biggest nickel miners, BHP Billiton and MPI Mines’ (Norilsk).

Al

Aluminium

Archer identified an exploration target for our Eyre Peninsula High Purity Alumina Project located 12km south of Kimba, South Australia. The target is based on historical drilling that intersected substantial widths of HPA mineralisation over an extensive area. The HPA Project is Ideally situated close to existing rail, power, gas and other significant infrastructure.

Mg

Magnesium

Archer acquired the Leigh Creek Magnesia Project in 2011 when Archer was granted two exploration licences that covered the Leigh Creek Magnesia deposits. The deposits extend for over 20km, are mostly outcropping and have been mapped and explored since the mid-1900s. The LCM Project is located 20km NW of Leigh Creek Township, South Australia and is the world’s largest cryptocrystalline magnesite deposit.