Wiseman’s Creek gold-copper project (100% Godolphin)

Overview

The Wiseman’s Creek Project is centred around the town of Oberon, and consists of one tenement (EL8554) which covers an area of approximately 229 km².

Historically this area has been an active mining area with commodities such as; gold, copper, tungsten, molybdenum, lead, zinc and silver being exploited.

Exploration in the area has been recorded from the late 1960s through to the present day. The project area is mainly prospective for epithermal gold-silver and skarn and mesothermal type mineralisation.

Background

This area has a long history of mining, with numerous historical workings and numerous commodities being exploited including; gold, copper, tungsten, molybdenum, lead, zinc and silver.

Geology

The region contains elements of the Ordovician-Early Silurian Macquarie Arc, Early Devonian Hill End Trough and Carboniferous Intrusions.

The Tarara granite (part of the Carboniferous Bathurst Batholith) forms an arcuate belt within the far northern part of the tenement. Other granites of the Bathurst Batholith (Oberon and Duckmaloi granites) have intruded into the southern and eastern part of the tenement. Belts of sediments and volcanics of the Macquarie Arc and Hill End Trough are interspersed between the intrusives.

The main structural fabric is north-south trending, with faults, thrusts and isoclinal folds formed due to the compression and closure of the sedimentary basins.

Numerous alteration styles have been noted on this tenement, dependant on the mineralisation style. There are a variety of mineralisation occurrences and styles scattered throughout the tenement.

Resources

There are no recorded Mineral Resources located within this tenement.

Exploration potential

The Duckmaloi prospect has potential for both skarn-type tungsten-bismuth and mesothermal gold mineralisation, all related to the circular Duckmaloi granodiorite.

Fitzpatricks Reef also has some noted similarities to the Duckmaloi prospect. Duckmaloi, Fitzpatricks Reef and other noted mineral occurrences in the southeast corner of the tenement, are located on or adjacent to the north-northeast dyke-like structures identified on regional magnetics.

Black Bullock has been drilled by a number of previous explorers with mixed results, however a number of drill holes returned significant gold intersections of greater than 10m downhole which require further investigation. The Libby prospect area is prospective for VHMS-style mineralisation and the area contains a series of small workings spread over an area of approximately 2 km². Diamond Hill, which sits close to the contact of Tarana Granite and Rockley Volcanics, is prospective for skarn and mesothermal type deposits.

Essington and Oberon prospects in the southwest corner of the tenement are located within the Rockley Volcanics. There is a recorded instance of minor historical workings located at the Oberon prospect, with an adjacent rock chip sample returning 0.3% copper and 12.2 g/t gold.

The highest priority activity planned is mapping and rock chip sampling over the Black Bullock prospect. Ground reconnaissance in other areas are also planned.

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Figure 1 – Location of Wiseman’s Creek tenement (inset map), geology and mineral occurrences
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Figure 2 – Location of Wiseman’s Creek Project major mineralisation occurrences (adapted from Vassallo (2019a))
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Figure 3 – Godolphin Resources tenement locations