The Murrin Murrin Gold Project covers several GML’s and consists of two (2) Mining Leases surrounded by nine (9) Prospecting Licence with an additional two (2) PL’s awaiting conversion to ML39/1136. The holding covers a large prospective area (19.0 sqkm) located 5km east of the historic Murrin Murrin Mining Centre within the Mt Morgan’s District of the Mt Margaret Mineral Field of Western Australia approximately 55km ENE of Leonora and 72km west of Laverton in the centre of the North Eastern Goldfields.

Gold was first discovered and mined at Murrin Murrin in the mid to late 1890’s and mined from small shafts in a variety of rock types, usually vein quartz. The Murrin Murrin Goldfield was the richest historical producer in the Leonora District, having yielded 97,177 ozs Au from 136,512t of ore at an average grade of 22.14 g/t Au (Kelly, 1954). A further 31,177oz Au of lower grade material were produced from open pit operations (1988-94) at the Hills Proprietary, Malcolm and Challenger Mines which are located on a structural intersection with the Pearl Shell Fault 4km west of the Project area.

The regional geology of the Murrin Murrin area consists of a suite of NNE trending tholeiitic mafic volcanics, dolerites and minor sedimentary units, including banded iron formation (BIF) and chert. Outcrop of these rocks is reasonably good south of Mt Nangeroo however, the majority of the holding is covered with recent soil and laterites with a deep weathering profile that obscures the Archaean lithologies. Primary gold mineralisation occurs as ‘stacked’ shallow dipping, mineralised quartz veins or structurally controlled lode mineralisation. A magnetic gabbro (Eastern Gabbro) has been drilled at shallow depths on tenement P39/5178 and in areas further west. The Eastern Gabbro hosts stacked quartz vein gold mineralisation which has returned significant gold intersections.

The Murrin Murrin Project is positioned in a structurally complex area with several major NW and NNE trending thrust faults and shear zones including the Kilkenny Fault, Kilkenny Creek Fault, Pearl Shell Fault and the Nangeroo Fault. The thrust faulted structures are mineralised particularly where sulphidic quartz veins are present. Sub-parallel lineations and related shear zones emanating from these regional structures are regarded as areas of exploration interest.

The holding is regarded as a mature project area however, exploration to date is wide spread and determined to be mostly ineffective. Metal detecting and prospecting by individuals and small syndicates has been widespread throughout the Murrin Murrin District since the early 1980s and a number of alluvial gold patches have been discovered during this time.

Several exploration targets have been generated that require follow up geological investigation. The holding is prospective for gold (Au), zinc (Zn) and copper (Cu) mineralisation. Mineralisation is associated with interpreted regional faults or shear intersections and flexure zones marked by historic workings.

The presence of gold mineralisation within the Project area is demonstrated by recent and historic drill results,  gold workings, numerous historic dry blowing patches and more recently metal detecting activities where several sizable gold nuggets have been located.

Murrin Murrin Target generation plan compiled from anomalous historical exploration

Geological studies have identified and generated “drill target” areas aimed at extending mineralisation previously recognised at the Eastern Gabbro Project (M39/279 and P39/5179) and the Kismet Project (M39/1121). Both mineralised systems remain open. In addition, the study also identified numerous zones on the surrounding tenements displaying potential for gold mineralisation based on interpretation of gold-in-soil anomalies, airborne magnetics and geology.

The project area lies in close proximity to several operating mines and historic mining centres in the Leonora-Laverton District. Some of the Murrin Murrin tenements have not been subject to systematic modern-day exploration and hence the potential has not been fully evaluated. The Archean lithologies are of a favourable age to host gold, nickel and base metal mineralisation. A series of major lineaments, faults and shear systems dissect the project area and are the structural controls for the primary gold mineralisation at Murrin Murrin.

Exploration activities are gold focused and will continue.

Interpretative Geological and Structural Plan of the Murrin Murrin Tenement holding