Moogie Gold and Copper Project, Western Australia
The Moogie Project (100% Hannans) is located ~ 260kms north-west of Meekatharra and 270kms east of Carnarvon in the Gascoyne Province, Western Australia. Exploration will target discovery of a large, long life, low cost gold and or copper deposit.
Moogie is located within the Glenburgh Terrane of the Gascoyne Province, a Proterozoic metamorphic belt located at the northern margin of the Yilgarn Craton. The project tenure covers the intersection of the crustal scale Cardilya Fault with the northeast trending Deadman Fault. The project is considered prospective for orogenic 1 gold and or copper mineralisation and intrusion-related Ni-Cu-PGE mineralisation. The Glenburgh Gold Project, owned by Gascoyne Resources Ltd (ASX:GCY), is located ~7km due south of Hannans’ new applications and contains a Measured, Indicated and Inferred mineral resource of 21.3 Mt @ 1.5 g/t Au for 1.0M ounces of gold.
The gold mineralisation at Glenburgh is hosted within silica altered quartz-feldspar-biotite-garnet-gneiss and is located along the northeast trending Deadman Fault which continues along strike into Hannans’ applications. The Deadman Fault zone is a sinistral transcurrent fault 3 hosting not only gold but also copper mineralisation (Dalgety Downs). The Deadman Fault zone forms a 14km low ridge within the Moogie Project and Aster satellite imagery shows argillic alteration 4 along its length; the ridge has not previously been drill tested nor subject to systematic surface geochemical sampling.
Hannans completed (December 2019) a 100m-spaced gradiometer airborne magnetic survey over Moogie (~11,500 line kms in total) to obtain detailed magnetic data across the tenure. The known gold and copper mineralisation in the area is primarily structurally controlled so it is important to have a good understanding of the structural architecture of the project. The detailed magnetic survey will provide this information. A comprehensive structural interpretation of the newly acquired magnetic data will commence in January / February 2020 followed by a maiden field reconnaissance program during April / May 2020.
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