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 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 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 commenced a 4,000m drilling campaign in August 2021 to test intrusive, structural and lithological targets interpreted from the Company’s detailed aeromagnetic survey, which identified numerous drill targets. Bedrock information obtained from this drilling program will assist in building a geological framework for under cover basement rocks to assist in future targeting efforts.
At Warralong, the Company is also targeting lithium pegmatites in addition to the intrusion hosted gold.