Edna May Project
The Edna May project is considered prospective for gold mineralisation. The project is located on the northern end of the Archean-aged Westonia Greenstone Belt which is part of the larger Southern Cross Greenstone Belt. The belt is intensely metamorphosed to amphibolite-granulite facies and is almost completely concealed below thick soil and transported cover sequences.
The project is along strike from the Edna May gold mine that Ramelius Resources Limited recently announced it had entered into a binding agreement to acquire.
The host greenstone belt and regional structure that controls the Edna May mine mineralisation is interpreted to persist through the project area as evidenced by gold mineralisation intersected in historical drilling (Figure 6.0).
Due to the complex nature of the regolith across the Edna May project, traditional exploration techniques such as mapping, surface sampling and shallow exploration by previous explorers are considered ineffective. It is proposed that future exploration at the project will initially focus upon the acquisition of detailed geophysical imagery in the form of magnetic and gravity data sets to assist with a geological interpretation. Targets that are then identified with the available datasets will be further surveyed via an induced polarisation (IP) survey for gold targets and an EM survey for nickel-copper targets. Anomalies or targets identified via these surveys would then be tested via deeper aircore or RC drilling.
Figure 6.0 Edna May Project: Geophysical Image showing total magnetic intensity and historic exploration.