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.
Located south-east of Port Hedland, the Warralong Project covers 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 the Warralong Project tenements are largely obscured under shallow cover and therefore remain relatively unexplored, particularly for the style of mineralisation seen at Hemi.
Sipa is trialling different options for sampling through the shallow cover and has reprocessed geophysical data which shows younger intrusions and greenstone units in basement rocks. It has also completed a high-resolution aeromagnetic survey to assist in identification of basement features with the aim of defining drill targets.