New large-scale targets at MaCauley Creek
It follows an expert review of historical geophysical data, together with geochemistry data (soil and rock chip sampling) collected by Inca and by previous owners of the site, 100km west of Townsville.
Among its key findings, the review had identified a centrally located porphyry target measuring about 5km x 10km, Inca said.
This target – named the Brolga prospect – broadly correlates to a previously identified magnetic ring feature and two previously interpreted intrusions.
Inca Minerals said it also corresponded to multiple past mine workings and prospects that had recorded bonanza-grade silver mineralisation and strong copper mineralisation in past rock chip sampling.
In addition to the major porphyry target, the review identified a skarn target in the south-east corner of the MaCauley Creek project area, which has been named the Mount Podge prospect.
Inca is now planning to undertake a further assessment of key prospects at MaCauley Creek to identify primary targets for a future high-impact drilling program.
News from Inca has recently been focused on its Riqueza project in Peru and Frewena Far East project in the Northern Territory, where the company noted ‘exciting recent news’ of significant copper mineralisation in a nearby government drill hole).
But Inca Minerals managing director Ross Brown said MaCauley Creek was an exceptional project in its own right.
“With known mineralisation (including historical mine workings and mineralised prospect areas), MaCauley Creek now hosts high-quality epithermal, porphyry and skarn targets that undoubtedly warrant follow-up exploration programs, including a ground geophysics (IP) survey,” Mr Brown said.
“An IP survey was the final program conducted at Riqueza before drill targeting, and we are confident that this technology will also be effective in delineating and prioritising initial drilling targets at MaCauley Creek.”
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