- EPM 26601 (Eveleigh)
The Eveleigh Zinc project comprises 300 sq km in the Georgetown district of Northeast Queensland and contains BHT-style zinc mineralisation (e.g. Broken Hill, Cannington) identified during drilling by previous explorers.
At the Eveleigh Prospect, mineralisation starts from surface, with significant intersections such as 24.4m @ 2.5% Zn, including 1.3m @ 9.8% Zn in previous drilling. Previous drilling was shallow, is open at depth and along strike, providing walk-up drill targets.
The majority of previous drilling at Eveleigh was completed in the 1960s, before the discovery of Cannington (44Mt @ 4.2% Zn, 8.9% Pb, 383 g/t Ag; BHP, 2007). Previous explorers interpreted the mineralisation to be skarn style and as a result the holes are poorly targeted. Modern interpretation indicates that the deposit is BHT style: this changes the targeting strategy (stratiform/bedding parallel) and greatly increases the size potential.
Drilling has only been carried out on the zinc lens although additional silver/lead sulphide lenses are also interpreted to the north, defined by Pb-Zn in soils and a line of historical high grade Pb-Ag workings. The strike length is over 1500m.
At the Talaroo Prospects (North, Central and Southern Zinc) several BHT style lode horizons over strike lengths of >1.7km have been defined with outcropping gossans in part. Only one hole has been drilled by previous workers within the lode horizons. These prospects require a geochem framework to aid drill targeting.
Red Fox are proposing early drilling of the Eveleigh Zinc prospect and geochemical surveys over the Talaroo prospects to refine drill targets.
- EPM 26024 (Copper Creek)
Copper Creek is an IOCG style target with many similarities to the nearby Kaiser Bill deposit (15.0Mt @ 0.8% Cu; Lees, 2015). The tenement contains strong copper and zinc stream anomalies over 10km strike length, completely untested by drilling.
The main copper anomaly has been confirmed by soil sampling, which outlined a coherent, highly anomalous soil anomaly over at least 1200m. The mineralised zone consists of a mylonite with quartz veining and gossan in outcrop.
The lack of follow-up at Copper Creek is significant. Red Fox will complete geological mapping and infill soil sampling to refine drill targets within the main anomaly.