England Gold Project
In late 2016, Spitfire acquired 100% of the granted Western Australian gold exploration license E38/2869 which is known as the England Gold Project.
The England project is located within the Laverton Shire on the Laverton (SH51-02) 1:250,000 geological sheet and the Laverton (3340) 1:100,000 sheet. The tenement is located 15km south south-west of Laverton along the Granny Smith mine road and then west along station tracks and is 7km to the north-east along a major structural corridor that hosts the world class Wallaby gold deposit (currently >7Moz Au).
Previous exploration activity on the England Project has included the following:
- During 1996 structural targeting, combined with 208 shallow vacuum holes (ENV001-208) and 22 angle RAB holes (ENR001-022) were drilled for 1,957m. An extensive north north- east trending gold soil geochem anomaly was identified “the Goat Creek Anomaly” with assays up to 235ppb Au from south-western and southern areas of the project. The RAB drilling program identified numerous holes with anomalous gold mineralisation at the southern end of the Goat Creek Anomaly with a best intersection of 5m @ 5.6g/t Au from 45m in hole ENR022. (Refer: Table 1 Drilling summary – ASX Release 7 October 2016).
- 65 sample bulk leach extractable gold (BLEG) soil geochemical program during September 1999. Sampling covered two panels over the southern area of the current tenement with limited success.
- An additional 33 air core holes (ENR023-055) were drilled for 2,959m during September 2006. It is clear from a review of the available historic exploration data covering the area that significant potential exists for medium to large scale mesothermal gold mineralisation within sheared and altered Archaean greenstones of the England project area.