Following a review of known zinc projects in Western Australia in 2013, Marindi Metals identified The Newman Zinc Project.
The presence of base metal mineralisation over 24 strike kilometres established the fertility of the environment but, most importantly, the known resource of 3 million tonnes confirmed the geological environment had the capacity to form and to preserve ore deposits.
The Newman Zinc Project is located in Western Australia’s infrastructure rich Pilbara District approximately 60km SW of Newman. The project is covered by seven exploration tenements covering over 1,000 square kilometres. Two of these tenements are part of the Farm-In Joint – Venture Agreement with Prairie Mining Ltd and the other five being held directly by Marindi Metals. The project contains a 20-person exploration camp and the tenements are cut by the Goldfields Gas Transmission (GGT) pipeline.
The Project is located in a major regional corridor bounded by the Tangadee and Flint Hill Lineaments which form a corridor within which are located both large SEDEX style and structurally controlled base metal deposits such as Telfer (Au), Nifty (Cu), Encounter/ Yeneena (Cu-Pb-Zn), Kintyre (U) and Abra (Pb-Cu). The area is cut by crustal-, district- and local-scale faults which act as fluid pathways. The large low-angle thrust faults caused by the collision between the Pilbara and Yilgarn cratons also cut the area and are thought to host the significant gold deposits of Paulsen’s, Mt Olympus and Karlawinda.