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The Kalgoorlie terrane of the eastern Yilgarn craton is the third largest repository of sulfide nickel ore in the world. The Agnew-Wiluna belt, at the northern end of the Kalgoorlie terrane, contains the bulk of the nickel resource within the province, including the world's two largest known nickel sulfide deposits associated with Archean komatiites, the giant Mount Keith and Perseverance deposits. Both deposits are hosted by lenticular bodies of highly magnesian olivine adcumulates, developed as pods within planar sequences of olivine mesocumulate and orthocumulate rocks.

The Perseverance deposit and the satellite Rocky's Reward and Harmony deposits are highly deformed,...

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