The Kartuni Project is located within the Mazaruni and Cuyuni Mining Districts, some 165 km WSW of Georgetown and currently accessible via the Cuyuni River (Waikuri landing) from Bartica, and then by 4wd roads (Figure G1). The permits cover a portion of the left bank tributaries of the Kartuni river.
Mineral rights and agreement
The Kartuni Project comprises a group of 31 medium-scale permits totaling an area over 36 thousand acres (over 146 thousand km2) held by a Guyanese entrepreneur. Reunion has entered into an agreement entitling it to conduct exploration activities and acquire the Project until August 2026. This Project is part of the portfolio being explored under the Strategic Alliance with Barrick Gold and is deemed to be held 50-50 with Barrick.
Geology and mineralization
The Project area overlies a sequence of metamorphosed volcanic and sedimentary rocks intruded by granitoids (Figure K1). These rocks are cut by NE, N and NNW-trending structures that seem to control the emplacement of gold mineralization, as reported by artisanal workings.
Reunion is currently covering the permit area with a detailed airborne magnetic and radiometric survey. This will be followed by geological mapping, regolith geochemistry and trenching as anomalies are identified.