Balfour Project (Copper, WA)

In a snapshot

  • 350km2 tenement in application which straddles the Proterozoic Rift boundary within the Pilbara subbasin.
  • The project covers 25km strike of sub-basin prospective for sediment hosted base metal deposits, specifically copper.
  • Manganese deposits in close proximity

Winterbrook – copper target

  • Geophysical anomaly – 6km demagnetised structure
  • Geochemical anomaly – 3km base metal (Cu-Zn) soils
  • Deposit adjacent – 15km from Nicholas Downs Manganese Deposit
  • Shallow cover masks prospectivity

Whitewood – copper target

  • Geophysical anomaly – gravity high feature
  • Geochemical anomaly – 10km (Cu-Zn-As) soil anomaly
  • EM survey highlights N-E trending basin sub-structures.

The Balfour project consists of one EL application covering 350km2, 125kms northeast of Newman in the Pilbara of Western Australia.

Figure 14 Balfour Project, with gravity, magnetics, geochemical anomalies and existing deposits.

The application is prospective for base metals associated with the rift boundary in the Pilbara region. The tenement covers 25kms of the interpreted strike length of the sub-basin.

Two prospects have already been determined, Winterbrook and Whitewood, which occur equidistant along strike from the Nicholas Downs Manganese Project.

Winterbrook has an anomalous demagnetised zone stretching 6kms in length, accompanied with a gravity high, as well as a copper-zinc-arsenic anomaly from a soil program completed.

Whitewood has been flown with airborne electromagnetics which has highlighted anomalism with an overall northeast trend. Anomalous soil results are believed to be associated with intrusive dolerites, similar in geology to the rocks that host high-grade copper mineralisation at Ilgarari and Kumarina south-west of Balfour