The Scotia South Project consists of one Exploration Licence Application (ELA63/2037) and covers an area of 217km2. It is located approximately 200 kilometres south of the major regional centre of Kalgoorlie, and approximately 60 kilometres south of the mining town of Norseman.

The Project is strategically located on a 20km strike extension of the prospective stratigraphy magnetic signature that hosts Pantoro Limited’s (ASX: PNR) Panda gold discovery at the Scotia Mining Centre, within the Norseman Gold Project (PNR, ASX announcement, 21 May 2020) – and also the very high-grade Eldridge’s Find gold mine, immediately north of Aruma’s Scotia South project area.

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The Scotia South Project on 1VD RTP magnetics showing gold occurrences with stratigraphy continuity (left) with the stratigraphic layers that contain the mineralisation
at Pantoro’s (ASX:PNR) Scotia Project.

The Scotia South area has not been drilled for gold but exhibits alteration and quartz veining in the lease area.

Aruma’s initial assessment of the Project identified three priority drill targets (circled in the image below), which will be the focus of the Company’s first phase of exploration at Scotia South. It plans to test these initial targets with RAB drilling and follow-up RC drilling after the granting of the exploration licence.

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The Scotia South Project (ELA63/2037) shown on interpreted bedrock geology – showing gold occurrences, with stratigraphy continuity hidden by cover (from GeoVIEW mapping).

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The Scotia South Project area