Locate large, high-grade basemetal accumulations in favourable geological and structural settings
The Brumby Project secures an area of 81.4 km² covering the Brumby Creek Base Metal system, located about 120km SW of the mining services town of Newman. The project area, which extends for about 18 km east-west and up to 4km north-south, is located 45km northwest of the near production Abra Base Metal Mine.
At Brumby, Primary zinc, copper, silver and gold mineralisation occurs over a 30-50m wide zone in the Lower Shale Member of the basin. From limited previous drilling, mineralisation is present over a very large area (greater than 30km²) with assays returning zinc (0.5-2.4% Zn), silver (5-25g/t Ag), copper (0.1-0.25% Cu), molybdenum (80-120ppm Mo) & gold (40-80 ppb Au).
Bellavista will be focussing its exploration efforts at Brumby toward the NW of this metal system, where previous explorers identified increasing zinc grades (open and untested) that coincide with regional scale faulting and the basin margin. Both are considered important geological controls for accumulation of high-grade base metal mineralisation.
Bellavista plans to aggressively drill and explore the project area during 2022.