Vancouver, British Columbia, November 25, 2020: Inflection Resources Ltd. (the “Company” or ”Inflection”) (CSE: AUCU; Frankfurt: 5VJ) has initiated a first-pass drill program on its Carron gold project located in North Queensland, Australia. The drill program will test a number of orogenic lode gold, intrusion related gold, and copper-gold targets developed along trend from the historic Croydon Gold camp.
- The Carron project spans approximately 30 kilometres of untested, undercover, NW trending structural and magnetic features on trend from the historic, high-grade Croydon Goldfields;
- The Croydon district reportedly produced over one million ounces of gold from numerous high-grade quartz-vein lodes with an average grade of 35 grams per tonne gold (g/t Au)(1);
- First-pass drilling will test the first of eleven high-priority orogenic vein and Au-Cu intrusion related targets; and
- The Company received a grant of AUD$72,000 from the Queensland Government as part of its Collaborative Exploration Initiative to encourage exploration in under explored areas. The funds will be applied towards the cost of the drill program.
Alistair Waddell, Inflection’s President and CEO, states “Carron represents a true, untested, grassroots drill project in Northern Queensland, directly on geological trend from a historic high-grade gold camp. We are very excited to initiate first-pass drilling of a number of orogenic vein and intrusion related targets which extend over approximately 30 kilometres”.
Carron Gold Project
The Carron project is located approximately 400 kilometres west of Cairns in Northern Queensland. Inflection has identified a series untested orogenic vein and intrusion related targets northwest of and on trend from the historic Croydon Goldfields (Figure 1). The Croydon Goldfields was one of Queensland’s more significant gold mining districts, with a total production from 1885 reportedly over one million ounces from numerous high-grade quartz-vein lode deposits with an average of 35 g/t Au(1).
The Carron targets were generated by analysing data from a regional airborne magnetic survey completed by the Queensland Government. The magnetic data outlined a series of large north-west trending magnetic anomalies under post-mineral sedimentary cover, which intermittently extend for over 30 kilometres. Consequently, the Company flew a 3,855-line kilometre airborne high-resolution magnetic survey with 50-metre line spacing to enable drill hole positioning (Figure 2). The high resolution airborne magnetic data was processed, and 3D magnetisation vector inversion and inversion modelling completed.
Inflection plans to test a number of the priority drill targets on trend from Croydon. These targets are completely covered by post-mineral sedimentary cover masking the potentially prospective geology. None of the Carron targets developed by the Company have previously been drill tested.
Figure 1 – Simplified geological map and airborne RTP 1VD magnetic survey data
Figure 2 – 50m spaced airborne TMI RTP magnetic survey data with initial drill targets
The Carron project is the subject of an Exploration Farm-in Agreement in which the Company may earn up to a 100% interest. The Company currently has a 50% interest in the project and is in the process of earning an additional 20% interest by incurring exploration expenditures of AUD$1MM.
The scientific and technical information contained in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Mr. Carl Swensson (FAusIMM), Inflection’s Vice President Exploration, and a “Qualified Person” (“QP”) as defined in National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
- Van Eck M, Child R 1990 – Croydon Gold deposits: in Hughes F E (Ed.), 1990 Geology of the Mineral Deposits of Australia & Papua New Guinea The AusIMM, Melbourne Mono 14, v1 pp 979-982
The Company further announces that it has granted 100,000 incentive stock options (the “Options”) to an employee of the Company. Each Option is exercisable to purchase one common share of the Company at a price of $0.40 for a five-year term, such Options to vest six months after the date of grant. The Options are subject to the acceptance of the Canadian Securities Exchange.
About Inflection Resources Ltd.
Inflection is a technically driven gold and copper-gold focused mineral exploration company listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the symbol “AUCU” with projects in Eastern Australia. The Company is systematically drill testing a large portfolio of drill-ready projects in New South Wales and in Queensland.
The Company is exploring for large gold and copper-gold deposits in the northern interpreted extension of the Macquarie Arc, part of the Lachlan Fold Belt in New South Wales. The Macquarie Arc is Australia’s premier porphyry gold-copper province being host to Newcrest Mining’s Cadia Valley deposits, the CMOC Northparkes deposits and Evolution Mining’s Cowal deposits plus numerous active exploration prospects including the Boda Project, the recent discovery made by Alkane Resources.
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