August 5, 2010

Gascoyne Province

Gascoyne Province Projects

  • The Gascoyne Province consists of 3 Exploration Licences covering 688km2 of prospective ground within the Gascoyne Region of Western Australia.
  • Geology is dominated by granitoids and metamorphosed sedimentary rocks of the Palaeo-Proterozoic Gascoyne Complex.
  • The Chain Pool tenement E08/1689 is dominated by the radiogenic Telfer Granitoid which is prospective for granite-related uranium / REE deposits and Sn-W-Au deposits. No previous explorer has targeted this batholith and it provides good exploration opportunity.
  • The Mount Hamlet tenement E08/1889 is considered highly prospective for vein and hydrothermal-type and unconformity-type uranium deposits, as well as for gold and base metals. The area consists of numerous Cu-U-Bi-Au prospects related to major north-south structures that have not been adequately tested by modern exploration methods.
  • The Baltic Bore tenement E09/1563 is prospective for calcrete-hosted uranium mineralisation and is situated near the Jailor Bore U deposit. The tenement consists of a major drainage area over radiogenic granite that has had limited testing.

The Gascoyne Projects covers 688km2 of exploration ground in three exploration tenements near several historic mining centres within the Gascoyne Province, Western Australia. The Gascoyne Province is a zone of deformation, metamorphism, and magmatism formed as a result of oblique collision of the Yilgarn and Pilbara Cratons during Early Proterozoic Capricorn Orogen. The area is considered prospective for unconformity-type, vein-type, granite-related and calcrete-hosted uranium mineralisation, as well as for gold and base metals.

Figure 1. Gascoyne Projects Geology