Maitland Channel Project, WA
The Maitland Channel Project consists of one granted Exploration Licence, eight Exploration Licence applications and two Prospecting Licence applications located in the North Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia.
The Maitland Channel Project covers approximately 140 km of the Tertiary channel system. Outside of the Maitland Channel Project area, the same channel system hosts the Lake Maitland, Lake Way, Centipede and Yeelirrie calcrete-hosted uranium deposits.
The Maitland Channel Project tenure is spread over four areas:
West Maitland – covers 15 km of palaeochannel including the un-drilled western extension of the Lake Maitland radiometric Uranium anomaly. Redport Limited’s Lake Maitland deposit is 13 km east of the project area. Drilling to the west of the Lake Maitland deposit by Mt Isa Mines and BP Minerals in the 1970’s intersected carnotite, the main source of uranium mineralisation in calcrete-hosted uranium deposits.
Southeast Maitland – includes 24 km of the Maitland Palaeochannel approximately 46 km to the southeast of the Lake Maitland deposit. The project includes an un-drilled radiometric Uranium anomaly.
Irwin – covers 47 km of the Maitland Palaeochannel flanking Lake Irwin, 130 km to the southeast of the Lake Maitland deposit. The Exploration Licence applications include un-drilled radiometric anomalies in an area analogous to the Lake Maitland deposit.
Southeast Yeelirrie – 70 km down-channel from the large Yeelirrie deposit and contains 54 km of the same channel system. Broad spaced regolith sampling in this area by the GSWA returned a similar uranium level as that achieved by the GSWA’s closest sample (11 km) to the Yeelirrie deposit. The Southeast Yeelirrie tenements include undrilled radiometric anomalies.
In the early 1970’s Lone Star Exploration NL (Lone Star) drill tested some ultramafic bodies encountering nickel and copper anomalism associated with several ultramafic sills or flows. The mineralisation that remains shows potential for nickel sulphide within the project area.