Shallow Gold Targets Outlined at Britannia Mine, Turon Project
Two priority DGPR targets discovered at the historical Britannia Mine; being :
A very shallow target that directly corresponds with historical mine sequence at Britannia; and
A shallow target (from 60m below surface) which remains completely open and untested
The Britannia Mine produced ~10,000oz gold pre-1904 over a small area before running into water which stopped mining at 30m depth
Samples along adit walls outline a coherent remnant zone of high-grade mineralisation, with grades up to 60g/t gold
Adit provides direct access for rapid confirmation of high-grade zone and conceivable exploitation
The Britannia Mine forms part of the Box Ridge line of gold workings, comprising many historic showings developed with shafts, adits and drifts across a 2.4km strike length
Deep Ground Penetrating Radar (DGPR) results from a survey of the historical Britannia Mine are mentioned below.
The Britannia mine is located within the 100% owned Turon Project, located near Bathurst, NSW. The Turon Project lies within the Lachlan Fold Belt’s Hill End Trough, a north-trending elongated pull-apart basin containing sedimentary and volcanic rocks of Silurian and Devonian age. The Britannia Mine forms the southern extent of the historical Box Ridge Line of gold workings which strike over a length of 2.4km.
Historical production from the Britannia Mine included gold workings where 10,000oz¹ were won from a small development area attesting to significant high-grade gold mineralisation.
Two targets were delineated via DGPR with a shallow response directly corresponding with the mineralised Britannia mine sequence. A second deeper, offset target (modelled to come within 60m of surface) has not been previously explored. The high correlation between the shallow DGPR anomaly with the exploited high-grade mineralisation at Britannia is encouraging for the second target.
The alignment between the interpreted DGPR anomaly’s with the historical workings, known veining and drill-intersected mineralisation could potentially represent something substantially more than a technical success, as the recently identified remnant pod of high-grade mineralisation may be amenable to further testing and early exploitation.