The principal goal for the project is to define large tonnage shear hosted high-grade gold and polymetallic orebodies. The geological setting of the Achilles and Mt Boorithumble prospects is considered analogous to the Hera Deposit and the emerging Federation Discovery.
Achilles 2 Gold Copper Lead Zinc Prospect
Achilles 2 is characterised by a 1.6km long zone of intense quartz-sericite-pyrite alteration with strong anomalous base metals and arsenic in sheared and foliated dacitic tuff defined by shallow drilling.
PC1 and PC2 intersected quartz-rich tuffs and rhyolite. Supergene enrichment of Cu was intersected in PC2 which returned 18m @ 0.44% Cu (maximum of 0.88% Cu) from 30m, 14m @ 0.22% Pb from 16m in PC2 and was only assayed for Cu Pb and Zn.
Recent rock chip sampling (May 2020) by New South Resources of gossanous material at the Achilles 2 gravel quarry assayed 0.31% Pb, 0.15% Cu, 175ppm Bi, 143ppm Mo, 938ppm As, and 1.4ppm Ag.
Achilles 3 Gold Copper Lead Zinc Prospect
In 2012, an east-west line of air core drilling (10 holes, 139m) tested a 300m long soil anomaly (lead values to max 598ppm) was highly encouraging, intersecting strong lead, zinc, copper anomalism, with best results in ACHAC023 of 4m at 3,600 ppm (0.4%) Pb, 1090ppm Zn and 654ppm Cu from 4m. Average hole depth was only 12m and deeper testing is required to test the anomaly in fresh rock.
A moving loop EM survey (2011) defined two large EM plates on either side of the soil anomaly. The western plate is 300m long, coincident with a subtle mag high and dips east towards a large airborne EM (AEM) anomaly defined by a Geological Survey of NSW AEM survey flown in 2019. Achilles 3 represents a compelling drill ready Cobar-style gold-polymetallic area of interest.