Sipa’s 100%-owned Warralong Gold Project is prospective for intrusion hosted gold deposits, a newly recognised gold mineralisation style in the north Pilbara region of Western Australia, as well as pegmatite hosted lithium-tin-tantalum and nickel-copper mineralisation.
Located south-east of Port Hedland, the Warralong Project covers 1,000km2 which includes 50km of the underexplored Lalla Rookh Shear Zone, interpreted to be an analogue to the parallel Tabba Tabba Shear Zone. The Tabba Tabba Shear Zone forms a major crustal structure that has acted as a conduit for mineralising fluids and intrusive bodies, resulting in several mineral deposits such as the Hemi and Indee gold deposits, the Mt Dove iron ore deposit, and the Tabba Tabba lithium-tantalum pegmatites.
The Lalla Rookh Shear Zone and associated splay structures within Sipa’s Warralong Project tenements are largely obscured under shallow cover and therefore remain relatively unexplored, particularly for the style of mineralisation seen at Hemi.
In 2021, Sipa completed two initial aircore programs over a portion of the project area to test intrusive, structural and lithological targets interpreted from the Company’s detailed aeromagnetic survey. Bedrock information obtained from this drilling program has allowed Sipa to build a robust geological framework and complete additional targeting work for further drill testing in 2022.