BALFOUR COPPER-TIN-ZINC-GOLD PROJECT AVAILABLE
New Challenge Resources Pty Ltd is offering the Balfour base metal and tin-tungsten project in NW Tasmania.
EL 4/2002, (110sq km), 100%
held by New Challenge Resources Pty Ltd (
Balfour is one of
most mineralized copper districts in
∑ Copper, tin, zinc, lead-silver occurrences are associated with geochemical and geophysical anomalies
∑ Past exploration data is available & new drill targets have been established
∑ Cu, Zn, Pb: High quality heliborne EM-data, acquired in 2002, shows distinct bedrock conductors 500m west of the main copper mineralisation at Balfour. The area is relatively flat and free of salty-overburden. Consultant geophysicist Jovan Silic has identified specific conductor targets that remain completely untested.
intersections made by ACI and later
CRA/RIO last decades suggest a north plunging med-high grade copper shoot in a
fault splay NW of the Murrays Reward copper mine. A
model of Sediment Hosted Copper appears to be applicable, with conductive shales overlain by euxinic seds and evaporate all overthrust
onto cupriferous Proterozoic basalts.
Geophysical targets identified may relate to sediment hosted Cu. Drilling at
These results are some 100-200m west of the main Balfour copper trend and suggest a copper target warranting further drill definition.
Open cut tin & tungsten potential remains attractive at Specimen Hill and environs. A resource near surface and ready for mining could be established by drilliing a grid of percussion holes to 100m depth across Specimen Hill; this hard rock deposit is shedding alluvial tin that has been worked in the past. Jaguar drilled Tatlows old workings and got a good tin intersection. This exercise would have an exceptionally favourable "reward to cost" ratio and could immediately define hardrock open-pit Sn-W resources with a low overburden strip ratio.
interesting situation for zinc
based on the Canadian Sullivan mine model, in conductive sulphidic
shales. Jaguar Minerals drilled obvious formational
conductors, and then commissioned
∑ Gold stream sediment anomalies have not been followed up.
∑ Access to these sites is excellent; the area has low button grass vegetation and pre-existing vehicle tracks.
∑ Tasmanian government has declared the area suitable for mining as a "strategic prospectivity zone" and supports exploration in the area.
∑ Modern geological maps are available at 1:250,000 & 1:25,000
∑ 100% equity is available to an incoming party, exploration expenditure to date is ahead of government requirements. EL renewal is due in August 2007.
∑ Several Tasmanian consultants are familiar with the area and I can supply their contact details.
∑ Details of the Balfour project, including a summary, figures and photographs are available at NCRís website- http://users.bigpond.net.au/newchall/
∑ entry terms are reasonable and a draft option agreement is available.
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