Great Southern Mining is keen to follow up on a host of high priority targets at its Edinburgh Park project, near the Mount Carlton gold mine in North Queensland.
It provided an exploration update this week after additional recent interpretation of hyperspectral imagery data obtained from a survey
flown late last year, co-funded by Mount Carlton owner Evolution Mining.
That work identified 19 porphyry targets – including three considered to be high priority targets.
Great Southern Mining chief operating officer Mark Major said exploration had significantly progressed the understanding of the Edinburgh Park gold project, indicating potential for a Tier-1 deposit.
“Multiple large-scale epithermal systems have been identified along with new IRGS and porphyry mineralisation,” Mr Major said.
“Our attention is now focused on getting on the ground to follow up these
“The company’s philosophy has been to employ modern ‘smarter’ exploration techniques to screen the whole project and allow a focus on the key targets, reducing time and expenditure.
“We have close to 15 priority targets, several of which are at the Leichhardt Creek area where our initial soil geochemical program is being undertaken.”
He said Great Southern looked forward to seeing the assay results over
this extensive porphyry stockwork system – which had never been sampled for gold or silver.
“Additional geochemical and mapping programs are being planned over the other high priority areas following the Leichhardt Creek geochemical program,” he said.
“We are looking forward to staffing up and getting the boots on the ground to explore these exciting targets.”
The company recently increased its tenement holding in the area to more than 1200 sq km with the addition of the King Creek exploration permit.
It covers an area of almost 230sq km located east of the Mount Carlton gold mine, where gold prospectivity along a prominent NNE-trending structural trend has emerged.