- Under-explored Merolia Greenstone Belt 90km southeast of Laverton
- Neighbouring historical Lord Byron and Fish Gold Mines
- WMG recently expanded the project area with acquisition of neighbouring tenement E39/2073 and pegged P39/6267
- 3km known mineralised gold trend with numerous historical shallow drilling results from the 1980’s: AJ10 14m at 1.58g/t Au, including 2m at 8.1g/t Au; PDH02 13m at 1.44g/t Au including 5m at 3.11g/t Au; PDH03 18m at 1.28g/t Au including 4m at 3.35g/t Au and PDH07 4m at 3.40g/t Au
- Targeting BIF-hosted gold mineralisation analogous to the Lord Byron and Fish deposits
The Jasper Hill Project comprises exploration licences E39/2073, E39/2079 and prospecting licence application P39/6267, covering an area of 71.4km2. The project lies on the Merolia Greenstone Belt and is located approximately 90km southeast of Laverton and 50km from the Company’s Rock of Ages project. This north-northwest trending belt can be traced over 110km in a south-southeast direction from the Burtville Mining Centre.
The project area is lightly explored, due to being partly under shallow cover, but is contiguous to the recently producing gold mines of Lord Byron, immediately to the south and Fish, to the east. The Lord Byron and Fish deposits were mined from 2010 to 2012, and had a combined remaining resource of 156,000oz at 1.9g/t Au when sold into private ownership in 2019. The greenstone belt sequence of ultramafic and mafics, BIF and ferruginous chert hosting the Lord Byron deposit extends into the southern portion of WMG’s recently granted tenement.
Tenements E39/2073 and P39/6267 contain a 3km long known mineralised gold trend. This mineralised trend has been largely held in private ownership since the 1960’s and as such was not part of the tenement package of various public companies that explored, discovered and subsequently mined the neighbouring Lord Byron and Fish gold mines. The trend contains a number of fairly large open pit workings where ore was mine and transported to the Leonora and Laverton State Batteries for processing in the 1960’s and 1980’s. The two most significant of these pits are the “Williams Pit” straddling the boundary between E39/2073 and application P39/6267 and the “Southern Pit”, within P39/6267.
Limited historical drilling has been undertaken along the mineralised trend, with shallow, wide spaced, RAB and RC drilling was completed during the 1980’s. These results show a number of robust, shallow intersection of gold mineralisation with no follow up since that time:
- AJ10 14m at 1.58g/t Au from 14m including 2m at 8.1g/t Au from 16m
- PDH02 13m at 1.44g/t Au from 15m including 5m at 3.11g/t Au from 15m
- PDH03 18m at 1.28g/t Au from 14m including 4m at 3.35g/t Au from 14m
- PDH07 4m at 3.40g/t Au from 12m