Zuleika’s Goongarrie Gold Project is situated around 100 kms north-west of Kalgoorlie and is held under granted tenements E29/1010 and E29/1051. The tenements cover northern extensions of the highly prospective Wongi Hills Greenstone belt that lies between the gold rich Davyhurst and Goongarrie greenstone belts
Each tenement is covered by a separate joint venture agreement with Zuleika owning or earning into 80% for both.
The geology is dominated by a south-plunging synclinal structure of mafic and ultramafic rocks with minor felsic rocks and narrow bands of metasediments enclosed by granites. Transported sand cover overlies much of the tenements, particularly over the granite lithologies. Structural interpretation suggests significant faulting parallel to the fold axis – forming potential pathways for mineralising fluids. On E29/1051, an ovoid granite or felsic intrusive is encased by the greenstone providing another potential structural focus for mineralising fluids.
Existing soil geochemistry data coupled with the favourable geology and structural preparation enhance the possibility of the presence of gold and nickel mineralisation. There is no geological reason – apart from the lack of previous exploration – that gold mineralisation will not be found in the 20 strike kilometres at the north end of this greenstone belt.
Mapping, rock chip sampling and geochemical soil sampling have been completed by several companies in the past 30 years. No drilling is recorded on either tenement.
Geochemical soil sampling has been completed recently by Zuleika on the northern tenement that coupled with existing data, resulted in the identification of several gold and nickel anomalies (several kilometres in length) on both tenements.
Minimal sampling has been conducted along the axial plane of the Wongi Syncline, on either tenement, which is considered to be a potential target for gold mineralisation. In addition, very little work has been conducted along the granite-greenstone contacts.
Infill geochemistry is planned on both licenses, in conjunction with geological mapping. This work should better define and enable prioritisation of the most prospective zones for drill testing in 2023.