The Rover Project is a postulated undercover repetition of the prolific Tennant Creek goldfield located 80km to the north-east. The project area is proximal to a major infrastructure corridor adjacent to Central Australian Railway, gas pipeline and Stuart Highway.
Exploration to date has tested a small number of anomalies and significant mineralised IOCG (iron oxide copper-gold) systems have been discovered at the Rover 1 and Explorer 142 prospects. In addition, significant lead-zinc-silver discoveries have been made at Explorer 108 and recently at the Curiosity Prospect to the south.
Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves
Rover has the following Mineral Resource as at 30 June 2016:
- Rover 1: Indicated and Inferred Resource of 6.81 million tonnes at 1.73g/t gold, 1.2% copper, 0.14% bismuth, 0.06% cobalt and 2.07 g/t silver;
- Explorer 108 prospect: Indicated and Inferred Resource estimate of 11.87 million tonnes at 3.24% zinc, 2.0% lead, 0.36% copper and 11.1g/t silver.
Work in the Tennant Creek district continues to be focused on defining the optimal development pathway for the Rover 1 deposit including additional drilling into a postulated second bonanza gold and copper zone located between a vertical depth of 600m to 800m. Drilling during 2015/16 successfully outlined this zone with excellent results.
Mining Management Plan
The approved Mining Management Plan for the Rover Project can be downloaded here.