MinRex Resources Limited (ASX: MRR) has completed a detailed airborne magnetic and radiometric geophysical survey programme at the Daltons and Bamboo Creek Project areas, Marble Bar in Western Australia’s East Pilbara Region.
Non-Executive Director, James Bahen, said the results of the geological and structural interpretation work and final interpretive target generation maps have now been received from its geophysical consultants.
MinRex has now commenced the next phase of systematic exploration on its East Pilbara Project areas, with the completion of a detailed airborne magnetic and radiometric geophysical survey over the Daltons Gold Project and the two Bamboo Creek Gold Project exploration licences.
This detailed geophysical survey included over 2,500km of flying and was flown at a sensor height of 30m and 50m line spacing. Geological and structural interpretation, target generation and interpretation work, based on the airborne geophysics was then completed.
These target generation and interpretive geology maps will be used to guide future field exploration sampling and mapping programs.
Further surface soil and rock sampling and geological mapping work is planned to follow up and test the geophysical target generation maps produced by the recent airborne geophysical programme.
The next phase to include field exploration work on all four of MinRex’s project areas around Marble Bar.
Further rock sampling, soil sampling in colluvium and soil covered areas and detailed geological mapping will be used to better understand these complex gold, base metal and poly-metallic mineralised systems at the Daltons, Marble Bar and Bamboo Creek Gold Project areas. This 2020 field work will collect numerous rock and soil samples, and include air photo analysis and geological mapping, along with the geophysics programs.
This work will aim to build on the results received from the previous six field exploration programs completed by MinRex in the area.
In the past two years, MinRex has completed six field exploration programmes on its East Pilbara Gold Project areas. These programmes initially followed up on previously defined anomalous zones and targets within the project areas, which returned very encouraging results from rock sampling and geological mapping.
From December 2017 through to October 2019, a total of 840 rock samples were collected from MinRex’s four East Pilbara Project areas, with many of the assays being highly anomalous for gold, copper, silver, nickel, chrome and zinc.
The projects were also historically researched, old workings and prospects identified and extensive reconnaissance work completed, including air photo interpretation, metal detecting, photography and geological mapping.
MinRex currently holds five projects, four in the East Pilbara Region of WA, which are 70% owned, the Bamboo Creek Gold Project, the Marble Bar North Gold Project, the Marble Bar South Gold Project and the Daltons Gold Project; as well as the Deflector Extended Gold Project at Gullewa in the Mid-West of WA, which is 100% owned.