Brightstar Resources’ Beta Project contains a combined JORC 2012-compliant Mineral Resource of 1,882kt at 1.7g/t for 102koz ounces of gold and incorporates the wholly-owned flagship 330ktpa+ Brightstar processing facility (Brightstar Plant). The Beta Project is located approximately 30km south from Laverton.
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The Brightstar Plant is located immediately adjacent to the Beta Project and includes a 60-person camp. Brightstar Resources is currently undertaking an independent costing and review of restarting the Brightstar Plant, which is currently on care and maintenance, with the intention of restoring the Brightstar Plant to production capacity and expanding its production capabilities in 2021 – 2022.
The Beta Project Mineral Resource is centred on the Burtville Shear that trends from near Sunrise Dam to Burtville. In the area of Beta this shear is known as the Mikado Shear. The deposit occurs along the Eastern Margin of the Laverton Tectonic zone, which hosts the major gold occurrences (> 1Moz) of Granny Smith, Sunrise Dam, Keringal, and Red October (all owned by other companies). The dominant rock types include a sequence of metamorphosed ultramafics, high magnesium basalt, tholeiitic basalts, dolerite, gabbros, plus minor greywacke and siltstone. Lithological contacts are generally intensely sheared and altered.
All Brightstar’s tenements are located in the north Laverton greenstone belt at the southern extremity of the Duketon greenstone belt and in the north-eastern sector of the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane of the Yilgarn Craton.
View of mineral resources of Alpha deposit (re-measured; blue-indicated; green-inferred; grey-unclassified).