Currawong has identified significant exploration potential for mesothermal quartz vein hosted gold and related placer-style 'deep lead' gold mineralisation at Avoca, and epithermal 'Carlin' style disseminated or sheeted vein
hosted gold mineralisation at Bailieston
Between 1980 and 1983 SWM followed up its initial exploration program with a detailed program of diamond drilling to a depth of 600 meters to test the extent of sheeted vein
tin-tungsten mineralization at Redmoor.
Drilling intersected a sheeted vein
system with silica and carbonate alteration.
It is clear the narrow sheeted vein
style of the gold mineralisation defeated the old timer.
Other assayed samples (Table 2) of disseminated and sheeted vein
mineralisation came from pits along the line of lode.
The sheeted vein
nature of the mineralisation at Cuttaburra is also typical of intrusion-related gold systems.
Highlights from initial results in the South Zone, include hole UGCB19-147 which was drilled at minus 15 degrees to the north in the South Zone underground workings and intercepted a total of seven sub-parallel sheeted veins
, including Vein VS_06 which assayed 11.2 g/t Au and 78 g/t Ag over 13.7 meters.
In addition to the aforementioned gold and massive sulphide targets, Romios' Lundmark-Akow Lake claims cover the shear zone-hosted Spence showing which returned grab sample assays in 1997 ranging from 0.358 to 38.6 oz/t Au from a blast trench in copper-mineralized sheeted veins
. Soil sampling conducted in June 2019 revealed a prominent copper anomaly up to 1,660 ppm Cu over a linear magnetic low that flanks the mineralized outcrops.
Intensely skarnified and very densely sheeted veined
metasediment is observed in the hole, from ~350m.
- - Assays up to 126g/t gold in sheeted veins
to the east of the main Golden Hind vein.
Samples of sheeted veins
collected from waste piles beside Diggers Shaft assayed up to 2.39 grams per tonne gold, 3.76 ounces per tonne silver and 0.85% lead per tonne.