Dampier’s Goongarrie Gold Project is situated around 100 kms north-west of Kalgoorlie and is held under granted tenement E29/1051. The tenement covers northern extensions of a known greenstone belt with interpreted Banded Iron Formations and ultramafic lithologies. Goongarrie’s “wrap around” magnetic signature suggests a possible granitic body (Sanukatoid?) which has is emplaced within a greenstone sequence, similar to the Goongarrie structure in the greenstone belt immediately to the east of E29/1051 which is a field that has produced over 30,000 ounces of gold to date.
The tenement area is largely under transported sand and soil cover and was originally selected as a gold-nickel exploration target based on rare scattered mafic/ultramafic outcrops in the southern part of the project area which show magnetic similarities to a strong “wrap around” magnetic signature to the north.
The auger soil results have identified several gold anomalies some of which overlie magnetic responses which coincide with the underlying granitic and mafic/ultramafic rocks. The soils information has provided lithological and structural targets to be further tested by aircore and reverse circulation drilling. Despite the pervasive transported cover, and the strong likelihood that any geochemical signature of underlying mineralisation would be largely suppressed, high value anomalous nickel and gold results were returned against a background for nickel of <60 ppm and for gold <4 ppb.
Zuleika Gold 2020 soil programs generated promising results confirming strong gold and nickel anomalies over a large proportion of the tenement under transported sand. These result show the enormous potential for the Goongarrie Gold Project provide clear targets for aircore and reverse circulation drilling. Zuleika Gold is encouraged by the soils results and we will determine if the felsics are a Sanukatoid.
We are confident that, with targeted systematic exploring, we will unveil the Goongarrie Gold Project’s potential and add value to Zuleika Gold’s exceptional Menzies/Kalgoorlie gold asset portfolio.