Wongan Hills Project
(E70/2958) - Encounter 80%, Avoca 20%
The Wongan Hills Project is located within the wheatbelt of WA, within 200kms from Perth. This project was secured in March 2006 following the release of the CRC-LEME laterite dataset for the South West Yilgarn. This project covers the standout laterite geochemical uranium sample clusters within this extensive dataset.
Infill laterite sampling to locate possible higher grade, discrete zones of uranium geochemical anomalism has been completed at Wongan Hills. This sampling was completed at 500m spacing along public roads and tracks. In addition, rock chip sampling of granitic outcrops was completed.
Assay results from the Wongan Hills Project were received and confirm the broad corridor of uranium anomalism seen in the CRC-LEME laterite dataset. In addition, anomalous gold (>20ppb) was recognised in 30% of these laterite samples. A series of drill sections are planned at Wongan Hills to test the geochemical anomalies defined by the infill laterite sampling.
The additional laterite sampling completed at Wongan Hills has downgraded the gold potential of the project but did confirm a series of uranium anomalies of between 20-50ppm uranium in the laterite. The areas of uranium anomalism will be plotted and mapped to determine their significance. A field visit will be completed in the September quarter to assess the higher order uranium anomalies and define a future work program.