Mt Roberts Gold Project Area Expansion
- The Company has entered into a Binding Agreement with Montezuma Mining Ltd to acquire 100% interest in E 36/843
- Large new land position in Agnew-Wiluna greenstone belt
- Underexplored for gold by previous explorers whose focus was nickel based
- Priority exploration targets identified in historical soil and magnetic data
- Mt Roberts gold project expanding to a district scale
E 36/843 is currently under application with the Department of Mines and Petroleum, WA. To facilitate the final grant of the licence, Alt must finalise Native Title Heritage and Access Agreements. The Company will progress this aspect of the licence conditions with Native Title representatives as soon as possible.
Alt CEO James Anderson commented "We have been looking to expand our footprint at the Mt Roberts gold project for some time now and Montezuma have provided us with this opportunity at very reasonable terms for the Company. Known gold-in-soil anomalism at the "Rum Punch" prospect extends well south into E 36/843. Previous explorers in the area such as Xstrata, Avoca and Jubilee were nickel-focussed and ignored the regional gold potential. We look forward to extending our drilling programs at Mt Roberts and testing some regional targets. Mt Roberts is now a district-scale project covering nearly 80km2".
The Company conducted a successful first pass RC drilling campaign in October-November 2016, completing 2,088m at the Mt Roberts project1. High grade gold up to 67.4 g/t was intersected during this drilling program, confirming a 200m strike length for mineralisation at the Mt Roberts Workings. Some of the more significant intercepts included (see Note below):
MRRC0003: 3m @ 28 g/t Au, including
1m @ 67.4 g/t Au
MRRC0006: 3m @ 1.95 g/t Au from 17m
MRCC0007: 1 m @ 5.59 g/t Au from 29m
1m @ 20.3 g/t Au from 49m
MRRC0009: 1m @ 24.4 g/t Au from 64m, and
4m @ 7.96 g/t Au from 78m, including
2m @ 13.75 g/t Au from 82m
MRRC0014: 1m @ 3.57 g/t Au from 51m
MRRC0032: 7m @ 1.66 g/t Au from 35m
The expanded project area is characterised by a tightly folded sequence of altered komatiites, basalts, felsic volcanics, and fine sediments. The 1.9 km Mt Roberts-Rum Punch line of mineralisation (see Figure 2 in the link below) is located on the eastern limb of the Mt White Syncline and the western limb of the Leinster Anticline. Within the expanded project area, the total strike length of known mineralisation along the Mt Roberts shear is approximately 5km. The northern extent of this system lies within adjoining mining leases (see Figure 1 in the link below).
Major NNW-striking shears are located to the east and west with secondary mineralised splays occurring within the licence area, including the Mt Roberts Shear Zone. Gold mineralisation in the area is shear-hosted in quartz veins and occurs near the ultramafic-mafic contact. At Mount Roberts and Rum Punch, mineralisation forms steeply west-dipping lenses along a 1.9 km strike length based on drilling intercepts, and remains open at depth and along strike to the south.
Regionally, crustal-scale shear zones in the Yilgarn Craton host significant gold mineralisation, including Agnew and Vivien, as well as Jundee, Sunrise Dam and Leonora further afield. These shear zones tap metal-bearing fluids derived from altered mantle, and form gold deposits that are characterised by deep, narrow high grade ore shoots (Blewett, 2010). The Mount Roberts Gold Project lies in close proximity to a significant shear zone (see Figure 2 in the link below) and is only 6km north-east of the Vivien gold mine (Ramelius Resources), with 0.19 Moz Au, and lying along a parallel shear zone.
Note: See ARS announcements 16th November, 2016 and 1st December, 2016:
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About Alt Resources Ltd
Alt Resources Limited (ASX:ARS) is an ASX-listed resources company currently focussed on exploration and development of its Western Australian and NSW based precious and base metals projects including the Bottle Creek Gold Mine, the Mt Roberts gold project, the Paupong IRG mineral system and the Myalla massive sulphide project. Alt is strategically expanding its portfolio of assets in Australia with a mandate to become a gold producer generating increased shareholder value.
Link: ARS announcements 16th November, 2016
Link: ARS announcement 1st December, 2016
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