The Borden Project straddles a northwest-southeast striking, crustal-scale fault zone that forms the boundary between the Boddington Terrane to the west and the Lake Grace Terrane to the east.
The principal target at Borden is a greenstone belt interpreted by Cygnus from regional geophysical datasets. Previous exploration was limited to surface sampling which defined the Glenisa Prospect (max 61 ppb Au). This prospect and the occurrence of the Katanning gold deposit cluster in a similar geological and structural setting ~45 km along strike to the northwest indicates the potential for gold mineralisation within the Borden tenement.
There has been no prior drilling on Borden.
In May 2018 Cygnus was awarded a co-funded drilling grant from the WA State Goverment to test high priority targets at Borden.