Alliance Resources has lodged an exploration licence application for the Bogan Gate West Project, centered approximately 45km west of Parkes in NSW.
Prospective for gold and base metals, the tenement is situated on the western limb of the Tullamore Syncline, a north-south trending Devonian rift that separates the Project area from the Goonumbla Volcanics which host the Northparkes copper-gold deposits to the northeast.
The area covered by the tenement contains several historic mineral occurrences, including the Cookeys Plains copper-barite occurrences in the west of the Project area hosted by green-grey rhyolitic porphyry; the Bakers copper-iron prospect & adjacent Botfield lead-zinc anomaly in the northeast of the Project area hosted by Raggatt Volcanics and Todds Working in the north of the Project area associated with iron-enriched sandstones of the Cookeys Plains Formation and which are anomalous in zinc.
Alliance said it elected the area on the basis of the Project’s potential for a number of mineral deposit types including skarn hosted poly-metallic, epithermal gold, porphyry related copper-gold and rare earths associated with the peralkaline Ganantagi granite in the west of the Project area.
According to the company’s ASX release, proposed work includes reviewing and compiling the existing data generated by previous explorers (CRA Exploration, Duval Mining, Rimfire Pacific Mining, Gold Fields Australasia), geological mapping & geochemistry (portable XFR and conventional); geophysical survey(s), e.g. ground magnetics, induced polarisation and drilling of targets generated by the geochemistry and geophysics.