Red Gate (GOLD)

Red Gate Project

The Red Gate Project is a gold project located approximately 140km north of Kalgoorlie, the project is held within 1 granted Exploration Licence covering a total area of 145.2km2

The project has had historic exploration by both Blackstone Minerals and previous tenement holders. Historic work predominantly focused on the Porphyry North prospect, this included RAB, AC and RC drilling targeting gold. On a more regional note there has been numerous airborne and ground geophysical surveys. Mineralisation that has been encountered in historical work shows an intimate relationship between the alteration, pyrite and gold. Gradient array induced polarisation (GAIP) was completed by historic owners (Sons of Gwalia) and showed a positive correlation between chargeability and mineralisation

The Red Gate Project Tenements and prospects on interpreted geology.

BSX completed a further 2.5d pole-dipole IP (2.5dIP) survey based on the success of the historic GAIP surveys. Three chargeable bodies of interest were identified in the survey:

  • PN1, a shallow, moderately chargeable body coincident with known and well drilled Porphyry North gold mineralisation
  • PN2 a moderately chargeable, resistive body partly coincident with the reconnaissance drilled Porphyry West prospect
  • PN3 a deep, broad moderately chargeable, resistive body at 300–400m depth to the southwest and possibly loosely connected with Porphyry West. This anomaly is poorly constrained (Cooper, 2020) and now referred to as the Conto Springs target.