Evening Star IOCG/ Oxide Project

Evening Star IOCG/ Oxide Project

The Evening Star Project is located 39 km southeast of Cloncurry and consists of three granted mining leases that lie adjacent to the Mt Freda gold deposit comprised of mining lease ML2742, North ML2763, and ML2750 (total area 21ha). A 20 hole RC programme drilled 160m of the potential 600m strike length by former tenement holder DMR. There is potential to delineate further mineralisation both down dip and along strike as the Evening Star deposit is open in all direction both down dip and along strike as the Evening Star deposit is open in all directions although it does thin at surface. The target has IOCG potential or as near surface oxide material to feed a heap leach or other processing operation.

QMN in its 2008 prospectus included an independent geologist’s report (Australian Geoscientists- author Neil Stuart) which stated: “The northern end of the Evening Star mine was worked on a small scale in the 1880s. The first reference to modern exploration was by Broken Hill Proprietary  Ltd which in the 1970s drilled two holes immediately south of the Evening Star open cut. Information about this drilling is sketchy and no records have been sighted. During the early 1980s, and about 1,000 tonnes of ore averaging 4.3% Cu was mined and sold to Mt Isa Mines before DMR bought the Evening Star project in 1987. DMR later mined 380.84 tonnes of oxide ore averaging 3.9% Cu and 0.96 g/t Au that was sold to Mt Isa Mines.”

Cu outcrops within the Evening Star Project