Red Fox has two project areas in the Georgetown District of North Queensland.
- Eveleigh Project (EPM 26601) targeting Broken Hill (BHT) style Zinc-Lead -Silver targets.
- Copper Creek (EPM 26024) targeting IOCG Copper-Gold-Rare Earth targets.
Eveleigh Zinc Project
Significant previous intersections such as 24.4m @ 2.5% Zn confirmed by Red Fox drilling retuned best intersection of
- 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.
Red Fox completed diamond drilling of 5 holes at Eveleigh with four holes returning intersections. best result of 3m @ 3% Zinc was returned and wide zones of mineralisation up to 21m intersected. The controls of the mineralisation are not well understood and further logging and petrology is proposed.
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 further work to identify the style and controls of the Eveleigh mineralisation. In addition geochemical surveys over the Talaroo prospects are planned to refine drill targets on that structure.
COPPER CREEK PROJECT
High grade gold in quartz vein system returning rock samples up to 17g/t Au, previous channel sample: 10m @ 25.6 g/t Au
- 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.
Red Fox has completed infill and extension geochemical surveys which has refined the copper target but also defined areas of anomalous rare earth elements . Further geological mapping and infill soil sampling is required to understand the mineralisation styles and relationships.