The targets at Arabia include vein swarms exposed in a window, approximately 1 kilometer by 2 kilometers in dimension, bounded by post-mineral volcanic cover on the west, south and east and by phyllitic
country rock to the north.
Felsic to intermediate volcanic clasts are most common; however, these clasts commonly show some phyllitic
foliation, which is quite distinct from primary banding or fragment alignment, which are also visible in some clasts.
The country rocks consist mainly of quartz-garnet-biotite schists, phyllitic
schists, epidote-bearing quartzites, and graphitic schists (Sharpe, 1962; Charles, 1985) of the Kuiseb Formation (Khomas Subgroup, Damara Supergroup).
4 kilometer area of strong gossan developed in quartz-sericite altered granite and phyllitic
Quartzite layers acted competently, whereas phyllitic
layers were more ductile.
The mine itself is situated in a siliceous phyllitic
unit, very near a major fault contact with serpentinized peridotite [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 3 OMITTED].
The K9 claims cover a steeply dipping package of phyllitic
quartzites and dolomitic limestones belonging to the Proterozoic Creston and Kitchener Formations.
11) of grey-green to rusty phyllitic
quartzite or meta-volcaniclastic siltstone similar to the major lithology of the Ingalls Head Formation to the east (Fig.
The Seravezza marbles are located along the southern boundary between the Massa Unit and the phyllitic
Paleozoic basement, which hosts the main sulfide mineralization of the Apuan Alps (Carmignani and Giglia, 1975).
metasediments to end of hole at 195m contained weak argillic alteration.
Along strike to the southwest where regional metamorphism is at biotite and garnet grade, the metasiltstone is more phyllitic
to schistose and light greyish-green.
Drill holes OM 001 and OM 002 intersected alternating zones of altered diorite porphyry, mineralised contact breccia zones, and phyllitic