Morris Creek IOCG Project

Morris Creek IOCG Project

The tenement consists of one sub-block (EPM 15076 of 3 sq km) and is located approximately 18 km to the west of Cloncurry. Access to the tenement is via station tracks leading north from the Barkley Highway. Low hills and shallow creeks dominate the terrain. The Morris Creek project abuts Cudeco’s Ltd’s ground to the north where the Rocklands Cu-Co-Au deposit was discovered and is now under mine development. The prospect is located in the hinge part of the regional north-plunging Duck Creek Anticline in the highly mineralised eastern fold belt of the Proterozoic Mount Isa Inlier. The area hosts the Overhang Jaspilite and Mitakoodi Quartzite units of the Mid Proterozoic Age, which are intruded by dolerites and transacted by NE, NS and NW trending faults.

Past work has identified strong ferruginous and silicified zones in the northern part of the tenement where intense deformation and oxide copper mineralisation are evident along a NWW-SEE trending linear structure (estimated to be at least 300m long and 5m wide) parallel to the mineralisation zones defined in the Cudeco’s Rocklands Project. Copper showings were also recognised in the central part of the tenement in association with marble units and mafic intrusives. In addition, historical soil sampling by SRC highlighted an elevated copper anomalous zone at an extent of 700m by 50m over 200 ppm Cy in the southwestern portion of the project area.

Cu outcrops on the side of the hill up Morris Creek adjoining Rocklands area.