Located 80km north‐west of Rockhampton in Central Queensland, the Develin Creek base metals project hosts several copper-zinc-gold-silver volcanic hosted massive sulphide deposits and covers an extensive belt of underexplored prospective host rocks. Mineralisation comprises massive sulphide, stringer and breccia style copper-zinc-gold-silver deposits, hosted by basalts.
The Develin Creek deposits are of a style similar to those currently being mined by Sandfire Resources NL at DeGrussa and Independence Group NL at Jaguar-Bentley, which are both located in Western Australia. These types of deposits typically occur in clusters making them attractive exploration targets.
Drilling completed to date by Zenith at the Sulphide City deposit has returned results including: 5m @ 2.45% copper, 2.14% zinc, 0.4 g/t gold and 30.7 g/t silver and 3m @ 2.63% copper, 0.88% zinc, 0.5 g/t gold and 36.7 g/t silver supporting results from a diamond drill hole completed in 2011 that returned an intersection of 13.2 metres @ 3.3% copper, 4.0% zinc and 0.4g/t gold.
Massive bedded copper-zinc sulphide mineralisation remains open at depth beyond the main Scorpion deposit to the north and north-east, whilst bedded massive sulphide remains open ended to the northwest of the Sulphide City deposit (Figure 1). Incremental resource extensions are likely to the immediate north of the Window resource.