Hatrick and Catfish Prospects
The Hatrick and Catfish Prospects are located in the northern part of the Allamber Project. Both exhibit copper-in-soil anomalies that appear to be associated with a sulphidic and carbonaceous shale horizon. Reverse Circulation drilling in late 2011 returned significant copper intercepts (ASX 29 September 2011):
- TAL038RC: 19m at 1.94% Cu from 43m downhole, including 2m at 6.07% Cu
- TAL041RC: 17m at 1.09% Cu from 28m downhole, including 3m at 3.45% Cu
Both intercepts contained primary copper sulphides as well as oxide and supergene minerals. The true width of the mineralisation was not determined. Follow-up drill programs have not demonstrated continuity of mineralisation within the shale horizon along strike, but have suggested a possible shear-related control. The prospect area sits in a strongly demagnetised zone, probably associated with a large late-stage alkaline granitic intrusion nearby.
Copper mineralisation has also been identified at Catfish, south of Hatrick. RC drilling carried out in 2013 intersected
- TAL110RC: 33m at 0.74% Cu from 4m downhole, including 3m at 2.73% Cu from 33m
Deeper diamond drill holes are contemplated as part of planned exploration programs to provide further geological understanding and to test for any evidence of a deeper intrusive / porphyritic model as the source of the metal.