The prospect was surrendered by Anglo Gold with no reported work undertaken. Earlier, Gold Fields had completed an extensive geochemical analysis and RAB drilling in the area. They did not perform any work on the particular magnetic feature located at the Crossways prospect.
Solomon Australia drilled two air core holes in the area to the north-east of the anomaly, MDA10 and MDA11, assaying for gold, and later re-assayed by Heron Resources for prospective copper and nickel. Both holes were shallow AC to a depth of 58 metres and 66 metres. From these results it was determined that the geology within the tenement consists of Kurnalpi Terrane greenstones and ultramafic volcanic rock; metamorphosed. These rocks are typical of the Western Australian Goldfields and are well documented in numerous gold deposits
The Crossways prospect (E28/2546 - Fig.1 and 3.) is located 100km ESE of Kambalda, Western Australia, within the Kurnalpi district of the Dundas Shire. The tenement comprises of 16 blocks and currently held by GGR.The tenement is in good standing, with the next rental (2020/2021) being $2072.00 with a $81,000 annual expenditure commitment
The prospect has copper and gold exploration potential. The term “Crossway” was coined after the interpreted ENE and NNW cross structures were identified. It is at an early stage of exploration.
The NW trending magnetic anomaly located on E28/2546 (Figure 2) contains a 17 ppb Au soil anomaly with some low order of 11-12 ppb Au nearby located on a postulated cross cutting fault. Background gold is around 2-8 ppb Au.
Fig. 2. Crossways Prospect Magnetic Anomaly
The company is currently seeking heritage approval to access the site to implement an aircore drilling program to test the auger drilling assay results collected in 2017.
Bad weather and COVID-19 have resulted in a significant delay in finalising this process.
Not withstanding, the company expects to gain access soon and have a driller standing by for the 4th quarter of 2021.
It is interesting to note that both Rio Tinto and FMG have most recently been very active in their exploration initisatives in this highly prospective region of Western Australia.
Fig. 3. Tenement Location