The Oakover East Project is located ~10km east of the Company’s Oakover West Project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
The project consists of both 100% owned and Carawine JV tenure and is prospective for manganese and copper.
Previous exploration on the Oakover East tenements has concentrated on extensive outcropping manganese at Fig Tree and copper mineralisation at the Enacheddong prospect, also known as the Bocrabee. Lag sampling by CRA at the Xmas prospect has identified a another 3km x 0.75km cobalt (+ manganese) anomaly, 18km south of Bocrabee.
A number of other manganese prospects associated with the Carawine Dolomite and Manganese Group, and copper prospects associated with basal Tarcunyah Group conglomerate, sandstone and siltstone have been previously explored. These include Enacheddong Creek (Mn), Xmas South (Mn), Christies (Mn), Aquarius (Cu-Pb-Zn), Googenhama (Pb-Cu-Zn) and Leo (Pb-Zn-Ag).
Significant drill intersects from Sugai Prospect include:
- SURC022: 17m @ 13.6% Mn from 28m including 9m @ 26.2% Mn
- SU2RC011: 14m @ 18.5% Mn from 52m including 8m @ 27.8% Mn
- SURC019: 11m@ 10.1% Mn from surface
Elsewhere at the Gemms, Narn Doc Mai and Haden Prospects, numerous rock chip samples grading >50% Mn were returned that require follow up.