Although nearly $15 million dollars has been expended on the project it is still very immature from an exploration perspective. The highest exploration priority area is the 4km long Wolf Prairie corridor. At the south eastern end of the corridor is the well-defined Prairie deposit which has been the focus of drilling, mining and metallurgical studies in the past. Despite the level of previous exploration, Marindi Metals’ geologists have recently discovered outcropping lead zinc mineralisation 500 metres south-east of the nearest drill hole – a zone now referred to as “Prairie Pup”. To the north-west, 4 km along strike, the last significant test of the PDFZ at the C7 prospect, hole PDP 310 intersected 21.4m @ 2.5% Pb, 0.5% Zn and 11g/t Ag including 4.6m @4.2% Pb & 136 g/t Ag from 10.5m. The top 10.5 metres of the hole was not sampled and galena can be seen in outcrop above this hole. Furthermore, the top portion of the intersection is highly oxidized and significant zinc may have been leached.
Wolf Prairie Corridor (source: Marindi Metals)