Jewel of the Murchison
of Granted Mining Leases
Historical High Grade Gold
Key Drill Prospects
The Island Project covers 21km2 of highly prospective tenure in the richly endowed Cue gold field and contains many of the historic gold mines of the Lake Austin gold mining centre and comprises two granted mining leases and one exploration license (M21/66, M21/140 and E21/186) covering the New Orient, The Island and North Island properties.
The Project lies adjacent to the Great Northern Highway and is located 630km north of Perth, 60km north of Mt Magnet and 20km south of Cue.
The Island is an Archaean basement high within Lake Austin. It is dominated by intercalated mafics and multiple BIF structures striking roughly north-northeast. There is an extensive metagabbro intrusive in the central part of the project area directly north of the Baxter’s / Golconda area. This intrusive appears irregular and is strongly weathered and possibly altered. Quartz veining is present associated with supergene mineralisation and as quartz reefs.
There are several shear zones present with a dominant north-easterly trend. These shears show variable displacement and deform the BIF with tight drag folding common in the shear zones. These shear zones and associated folding appear to be an important control on mineralisation and the folding of the BIF is often associated with higher grade mineralisation. There are extensive workings present throughout the Project area with the strongest concentration on the Golconda-Vadrian Hill trend. The alignment of these workings forms a strong north-easterly trend that is interpreted to be a major influence on the distribution of gold mineralisation in the area. The trend is thought to represent a strong structural corridor that has deformed the BIF and allowed strong fluid flow during periods of mineralisation. This trend is repeated throughout the project area aligning various workings and anomalous gold result.