Nabila & Viani, Fiji

Fiji has a long history of gold mining and is a coveted address for precious metals exploration.

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Nabila & Viani Projects, Fiji

In March 2021, Alice Queen entered an agreement to acquire 100% of Fiji domiciled exploration company Viti Pte Mining Limited (Viti Mining), which held two prospective Fiji Special Prospecting Licences, SPL 1514 Nabila and SPL 1513 Viani.

Fiji has a long history of gold mining and is a coveted address for precious metals exploration.


Nabila is 40km south of Nadi on Viti Levu, Fiji’s largest island, and hosts Faddy’s prospect as well as the historic Mistry Mine which reportedly produced 746 oz of gold from 1,720 tonnes at an average grade of 13 g/t Au up until 1958.

Previous exploration by several companies including Emperor, Climax, Millennium and Geopacific Resources has outlined several prospects along a 2km anomalous zone between the Faddy’s prospect and the Mistry Mine.

There is a previous non-JORC resource estimate for Faddy’s prospect which Alice Queen will assess and identify work needed to potentially bring this to a JORC 2012 standard.

The Nabila prospect has also produced previous non-JORC drilling results which warrant further investigation.

Alice Queen plans to reprocess existing datasets including past geological surveys, drill test for extensions to Faddy’s prospect and compile all available data to generate additional drill targets.


Viani is a greenfields project on Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second largest island, which has had significant previous work completed through the 1980s and ‘90s.

Previous explorers at Viani completed six shallow diamond drill holes and all six drill holes intersected vein structures at a depth of less than 150m below surface and returned positive gold assay intercepts.

Drilling results at Viani are non-JORC compliant and Alice Queen will re-log and re-assay these if possible.

At the Dakuniba prospect, low sulphidation epithermal veins host gold mineralisation within the Upper Miocene to Lower Pliocene Dakuniba Basalts. The Dakuniba Basalts are a volcanic series of lavas, tuffs and volcanic breccias. Surface rock and soil geochemical sampling defined a 4.3km surface gold anomaly at Dakuniba which correlates with the epithermal veining. Outcrop and core sampling by previous companies describes classic epithermal ‘boiling’ textures such as colloform and crustiform banding which correlates to bonanza-style high-grade gold assays.

Over the next two years, Alice Queen plans to undertake field verification including surface and structural mapping, detailed soil sampling, surface sampling and trenching across identified gold soil anomalies, complete geophysics including high resolution ground magnetics and resistivity-IP survey and progress drill target testing based on the earlier results.

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