- Project Locations
- Resources and Reserves
- Mount Monger Goldfield
- Murchison Goldfield
- Great Southern Project
- Copper Lakes Project
- Gold Processing Facilities
- Project Development
Copper Lakes Project - WA (Silver Lake 100%)
The Copper Lakes project consists of a single exploration licence application covering an area of 267 km2 and is located 520 km southeast of Port Hedland. The project covers rocks of the Rudall Complex, which is the Proterozoic core of the Paterson Orogen. The Paterson Orogen is host to several major mineral deposits, including Telfer (gold and copper) and Kintyre (uranium).
Exploration of the area commenced in the 1960s with regional reconnaissance and geophysical surveys conducted by Government agencies. During the 1980s and 1990s, various groups completed geological mapping, geochemical surveys and airborne and ground geophysical surveys. The previous work yielded surface samples of up to 10 g/t Au, 26% Cu and over 0.1% Co from various locations on the licence. Drill testing of some EM conductors and magnetic anomalies failed to return significant results, however not all anomalies were followed up.
The Copper Lakes project is relatively under-explored, but this has not hindered the delivery of some very significant gold and copper assays from past exploration efforts. The exploration tenement has been granted and exploration activities can now commence.