The Mt Flora Gold-Nickel Project comprising thirteen PLs is located 45km NE of Leonora and 7km NW of Glencore International Ni-Co laterite mine and processing plant at Murrin Murrin.
The project area covers a sequence of tightly folded NNE trending greenstones which are comprised of tholeiitic mafic volcanics, high-magnesian basalt, banded iron formation, ultramafic rocks and a variety of mafic intrusives. The greenstones in the south of the project area have been tightly folded into the NNE trending Mt Flora Syncline which is bounded by the similarly trending Federation and Sligo Creek Faults. Lateritised ultramafic units occur just east of United Bore and also near Christmas Well and represent Ni-Co laterite targets.
Figure 1 – Mt Flora Tenements showing Outcrop Geology and Au & Ni Targets
The project area covers numerous historic gold workings associated with the intersection of the NNE trending Federation and Sligo Creek Faults with the WNW trending Randwick Fault.
Recent rock chip sampling at Mt Flora returned an extremely high grade gold result of 115.98g/t Au from an individual channel sample across the galena rich ore zone of an old historic shaft, this sample also assayed 50g/t Ag and 0.68% Zn. The working is 500m along strike from the high grade (>1oz/t Au) Spion Kop mine on P39/4619, which is associated with a swarm of NNE trending quartz veins interpreted to relate to the nearby Federation Fault on the eastern limb of the Mt Flora Syncline.
Other significant results include 2.73g/t Au (mullock dump quartz) and 3.93g/t Au from (iron stained quartz veining) that are also associated with the NNE trending Federation Fault Zone. The results will be followed up in future exploration campaigns.
Figure 2: Mt Flora Project Target Plan
The Mt Flora Project covers a sequence of tightly folded NNE trending greenstones in contact with the large granitic Nambi Batholith to the north. The project area hosts numerous alluvial gold detector patches and historic gold workings concentrated along narrow sulphidic quartz reefs.
Historical drilling (20 angled RAB holes to 30m depth) with 4m composite sampling conducted by Sons of Gwalia Ltd (March 1988) on Kin’s recently granted P39/5463 returned best results of 4m @ 1.18g/t Au (24-28m) and 22m @ 0.53g/t Au (8-30m at EOH). The prospect presents as a walk-up drill target in an area that has only been previously tested to shallow depths. The project area remains under assessment with data base compilation, aeromagnetic structural interpretation and examination of historical gold workings (Figure2).