Located approximately 100km south-west of Cairns in North Queensland, the geology of the Khartoum tenement is dominated by highly fractionated coarse-grained granites with excellent potential to host economic tin-tungsten mineralisation.
The project area covers a Late Carboniferous-Early Permian felsic intrusive (the Elizabeth Creek Granite), containing over fifty tin, tungsten, molybdenum and gold occurrences. Historic production is estimated to be 15,000t tin. Outcropping tin mineralisation is associated with 107 recognised greisen zones covering an aggregate area exceeding 50,000 square kilometres.
The Running Brook project area was originally highlighted by Auzex's prospectivity modelling studies for granite related gold mineralisation and is located in North Queensland, 150km south-west of Cairns north of Mt Surprise. This project was modelled on the prolific Kidston gold mine (3.5Moz between 1985 and 2001) located approximately 120km south of Running Brook.
The Galala Range area was originally highlighted by Auzex's prospectivity modelling studies for gold and tungsten. The Galala Range prospect occurs within a large alteration system forming a NE trending zone of sericite-silica alteration measuring 6km x 4km.
Mineralisation consists of 0.5cm to 1.5m wide flat-dipping quartz veins that contain gold and tungsten as an outer halo and molybdenum within the inner halo of a sericite-silica altered biotite-muscovite granite. A review of the geology suggests the source of the metals is interpreted to be a shallow buried Late Carboniferous granite. The project has the potential for a range of metals including gold, tungsten and molybdenum.
NORTH QUEENSLAND TENEMENTS