Leases Type: Exploration
Primary Commodity: Gold (Au), Copper (Cu)
Highly prospective for gold and copper, The Hillside tenements surround the mining lease of the historic Edelwiess gold mine. A limited drilling program consisting of six rotary percussion (“RC”) holes conducted by Metana Minerals N.L in 1980 intersected gold mineralisation associated with quartz veins.
Gold was recorded in three holes with an average grade of approximately 12 g/t Au and a maximum of 25.83 Au g/t. Sampling along a discontinuous outcropping gossan over a strike of 18 km, showed high potential for copper mineralisation. A total of 20 results yielded above 1,000 ppm Cu to a maximum of 7.8% Cu. The gossan line was traced over a 14km strike length with remnant outcrop identified at regular intervals along strike.
A total of 36 rock chip samples were collected including 15 from outcropping gossan with several samples containing visible copper minerals such as malachite. Remaining samples were collected from quartz outcrops, many of which returned strongly anomalous gold grades. The assay results are highly encouraging with eight samples returning copper values over 1% with a peak of 18.8% Cu and often accompanied with elevated gold, silver and zinc values (+/- cobalt).
Infinity completed a SkyTEM geophysical survey over two large areas in the North and South of the Hillside project area, results indicated a number of conductors could be interpreted. The results obtained warranted more detailed follow-up mapping and geochemical sampling should be carried out and if suitable results obtained from the work, a staged drilling can be justified.
Gold and Copper Drill Ready Targets
The Hillside Project is located approximately 185 kilometres Southeast of Port Hedland and 50 km Southwest of Marble Bar in Western Australia.
The Hillside Gold Project is highly prospective for gold and copper. The area has previously been explored by various companies for gold, copper, zinc, and lead but limited drilling exists. The following table summarises the project exploration: