The Randwick Gold Project is a greenfields project area (28.2 sqkm) that has been identified for its gold and base metal potential. The holding comprises one ML (M37/1316), fifteen PL’s (P37/8000, 8965-73, 9320-25) of which one is subject to conversion MLA (M37/1343). Randwick is located approximately 50km NE of Leonora within the Mt Malcolm District of the Mt Margaret Mineral Field in the North Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia. The Project area surrounds the old historic Randwick Mining Centre (past production +13,000 ozs Au).

Gold mineralisation in the Randwick area is primarily hosted in quartz veining that occurs within a variety of rocks, mineralisation is predominantly structurally controlled and independent of rock type.

Locally gold mineralisation generally relates to narrow quartz veining and stringers that usually trend north westerly. The tenements are considered to have potential to host stockwork gold mineralisation as confirmed by old workings, historical production, “old” dry blowing areas and detected nugget finds particularly in the Maurice Bore area (M37/1316) which attests to the abundance of recovered alluvial gold, several metal detecting patches and dry blowing evidence.

The excised but centrally positioned Randwick Mining Centre covers numerous old abandon GML’s that embody the local gold mineralisation including Waite Kauri, Mighty Splash, Anglo Saxon and Gold Hill mines where gold mineralisation is associated with quartz veining within the regional Randwick Shear Zone and the local Randwick Anticline. At Gold Hill a resource of 500,000t @ 2.1 g/t Au was discovered in the 1980s, a portion of which was subsequently extracted into a heap leach operation (Randwick Gold Hill Mines NL).

The Project overlies the prospective Pearl Shell Fault (N-S) which truncates the plunging (SSE) sheared Randwick Anticline fold structural axis. Together with the wide Randwick Shear Zone (WNW-ESE) which forms part of the Sandstone-Mt Weld Lineament (SMWL). A regional structure that continues easterly through Kin’s Mt Flora Project and on to Dacian Gold Limited’s Mt Morgans Gold Mines. These intersecting regional structures control the distribution of gold within the Randwick Mining Centre. Several other major gold deposits in the Leonora-Laverton district occur along the SMWL craton scale tectonic feature including Mertondale, Granny Smith and Wallaby gold mines.

The Randwick area displays structural complexity, traversed by several NW and NE trending lineations and faults tectonically sandwiched between the regional Keith-Kilkenny and Celia Lineaments. The project area covers a sequence of folded, sheared and faulted Archaean Greenstones comprised of tholeiitic mafic volcanics and intrusives overlain by a suite of intermediate (andesitic) volcanics and volcanogenic sediments close to the contact with the granitic rocks of the intrusive Nambi Batholith to the north and ultramafics to the east.

The Randwick Shear Zone and related cross cutting structures/faults host the high-grade gold mineralisation at the Randwick-Angelo Saxon Mines of the Randwick Mining Centre. The prospective NS trending Pearl Shell Fault, which truncates the abandon Mining Centre hosts significant gold mineralisation elsewhere in the Leonora region (i.e. Murrin Murrin, the richest goldfield in the Leonora district) and presents as the primary structural target and most likely the “plumbing system” responsible for remobilising and controlling gold mineralisation in the Randwick area.

Kin Mining has identified a number of significant gold targets within the project area and are targeting the NW-NNW structural intersections and quartz veining systems that cross cut the N-S trending prospective Pearl Shell Fault.

The historic high-grade Golden Chain Mine (with production figures of 97.65g/t Au) is in the north-western section of the project area within a group of recently granted tenements. A highly prospective auriferous palaeo-channel has been identified south of the old mine.

The southern lease (MLA37/1343) overlies the sheared Randwick Anticline axis, which continues NNW through the excised Randwick Mining Centre, pervasive carbonate and sericite alteration is observed within the shear regime along this structure. Gold mineralisation is associated with quartz veining within these strongly altered shear zones.

The Kauri Bore gold mine, where old mullock dump sampling returned assays of 4.16g/ Au and 0.89g/t Au, is overlain by MLA37/1343. Gold mineralisation is hosted in NW trending quartz veining in andesitic host rocks. The veining system is also parallel to the auriferous quartz vein system historically mined at the nearby Waite Kauri Gold Mine where historic BP/Seltrust RAB drilling (late 1980’s) returned anomalous down hole intersections including:

  • 22m @ 0.61 g/t Au (0-22m) RAB-1 and 10m @ 0.26 g/t Au (8-18m) RAB-2 to EOH.

The intersections, which are regarded as significant, have never been followed up. Rock Chip channel sampling of old workings at the nearby Kauri South shaft returned:

  • 2m @ 3.96 g/t Au and 0.79m @ 5.59 g/t Au.

The workings have only been tested with a single RC hole returning:

  • 1m @ 1.59 g/t Au (Repeat 2.63 g/t) (46-47m) KPS-1.

Additionally, Aircore drilling by Alcaston Mining (2006) immediately north of the northern boundary of P37/8968, on the southern end of the holding and on the southern boundary of the Randwick Hill excised leases returned a broad shallow gold intersection of:

  • 20m @ 0.445g/t Au (26-46m) including 2m @ 1.43 g/t RHAC046.

The intersection was at the centre of the drilled cross section with anomalous gold intercepts in the three (3) 25m spaced holes either side of RHAC045 being (RHAC042 to 048) which included:

  • 20m @ 0.235 g/t Au (58-72m) EOH RHAC047.

The intersections confirm the local structure and mineralisation continues south from the Randwick Mining Centre into the Kin Mining holding, several NW to NNW quartz veins have been mapped in the immediate area. The mineralisation trend is closely related to the adjacent Pearl Shell Fault and the Randwick Anticlinal axis.

The Randwick project area is in close proximity to operating mines and historic mining centres of the Leonora-Laverton District. Some of the Randwick tenements have not been subject to systematic, modern day exploration and hence the mineralisation potential has never been fully evaluated.

The Archean lithologies are of a favourable age and structure to host gold, nickel and base metal mineralisation.

Randwick Project Tenement Plan showing Major structures and Old workings that surround the Randwick Mining Centre


Randwick Project Tenement Plan with Geological Interpretation and selected Target Zones that have returned anomalous gold-in-soil results within the Randwick Gold Project

Exploration activities remain ongoing targeting structural intersections and areas of known gold mineralisation. The area immediately north-east of the Golden Chain workings where the regional Waite Kauri Fault and the Pearl Shell Fault intersect presents as a primary target area, as does the anticlinal axis, the Pearl Shell Fault and the Randwick Shear Zone intersecting structural trends coupled with quartz veining. Similarly, other NW-NE intersecting lineaments present as areas of exploration interest including the northern most tenement, the Maurice Bore area (M37/1316) where several nugget patches have been discovered near old workings in recent times.