Georgetown Project

Georgetown Project


EVELEIGH ZINC

  • 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.


COPPER CREEK

  • 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.

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