The Manbarrum Zinc Project is located 70km north-east of the town of Kununurra, just east of the Northern Territory/Western Australia border, and covers a total area of 238km2.
The Project hosts two key deposits, the Sandy Creek and Djibitgun deposits. Sandy Creek has 22.5 Mt @ 1.8% Zn, 0.5% Pb, and 4.6 g/t Ag (under JORC 2012), while Djibitgun has a historic 20 Mt @ 16g/t Ag (under JORC 2004).
Manbarrum also hosts most of the prospective sequence along the south-eastern margin of the Bonaparte Basin, where numerous geophysical targets have been identified and significant areas remain untested.
- More than 37,000 metres of drilling completed between 2007 and 2014
- Aeromagnetics, gravity, EM and IP surveys
- Sandy Creek Deposit:
- 22.5 Mt @ 1.8% Zn, 0.5% Pb, and 4.6 g/t Ag (JORC 2012)
- Primary Zn-Pb sulphides – sphalerite-galena-pyrite/marcasite.
- Hosted in a sandy dolomite unit and breccias – stratigraphic and structural control
- Classic Mississippi Valley style mineralisation
- Djibitgun Deposit:
- Predominantly oxide silver and zinc
- Historic resource of 20Mt @16.1g/t Ag (at a 10g/t Ag cut-off), which includes
- A base metal resource of 6.7Mt @ 1.8% Zn, 0.6% Pb, and 14.0g/t Ag
- Prospective MVT (Mississippi Valley Type) stratigraphy outlined over 50km strike
- Untested sequence measuring approximately 20km, with shallow cover.
- Potential to increase Resources at both Sandy Creek and Djibitgun
- Good dataset of geochemistry and geophysical data available
- Several targets requiring further evaluation:
- Browns Zn-Pb-Ag
- Winchrope Zn-Pb-Ag
- Landandi Pb-Zn
- Legune Iron Ore
- Additional known MVT Mineral Resources located nearby – potential for regional consolidation
- Resource and Scoping Study
- Prospect target testing
- Resource metallurgical testwork