AVOCA – MARYBOROUGH PROJECT
The Avoca – Maryborough Project consists of a large number of hard-rock historic abandoned gold mines and workings as well as a large number of alluvial gold previously worked areas.The main areas of interest are the old mines that have produced high grade material or significant amounts of gold. Almost all of these old mines have not been drilled and recent ground work has been very encouraging.
The Avoca tenement (EL5387) contains over 30 hard-rock gold-quartz vein targets have been identified. The tenement includes the historical Pyrenees mine which produced 16,602oz at 32g/t Au, and the Excelsior mine which produced 9,260oz at 22g/t Au. In both cases, down-plunge extensions and the potential for ore-shoot repetitions remain untested.
Field sampling of waste dump material. In this case the dump is from an alluvial gold mine at Avoca.
Percussion drilling of the Surprise Mine, Redbank. Note the bagged samples ready for removal. This mine operated in the 1900s.
Pyrenees Reef Plans, Redbank