The 22,000 acres of mineral rights in the upper Cuyuni mining district cover an area with active small-scale mining. Initial exploration work by Reunion has focused on a wide-scale assessment of the project area through regolith geochemical sampling.
The Arawini Project covers approximately 22,000 acres of mineral rights in the Cuyuni Mining District in northwest Guyana and about 200 km west from Georgetown and 40 km from the Aurora mine. Access is by “bush” road from the Mathews Ridge community and by boat.
Mineral tenement and agreement
In May 2018, Reunion entered into a definitive agreement with respect to the Arawini project entitling Reunion to conduct exploration activities and to acquire a 100% interest in the project during a period of five years, with possible extension.
Geology and mineralization
The Arawini Project area is underlain by a sequence of Proterozoic volcanic and sedimentary rocks flanking a granitic batholith known to host several gold prospects that have been the object of artisanal mining of both alluvial and primary mineralization.
Both historical geochemical surveys, which outlined several soil and stream sediment anomalies, and extensive artisanal mining indicate multiple gold source areas. Reunion has carried out two reconnaissance exploration programs investigating these areas, including soil geochemistry, geological mapping, and sampling of artisanal workings. Reunion will review the results of these programs and determine if further work should be planned.