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Kalamazoo on the hunt for base metals

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After reviewing historical geophysical data, Kalamazoo Resources has identified several new exploration targets at the Snake Well North base metals project in Western Australia.

This entailed a review of historic gradient array induced polarisation (GAIP), which identified target locations with favourable geophysical characteristics as well as identifying extensions of the known mineralisation.

These GAIP anomalies occur within a particular region of the Tallering Greenstone Belt that shares geological similarities with 29Metals’ Golden Grove deposit 130km to the southeast.

Similar to Snake Well North, Golden Grove hosts copper, zinc, lead, silver and gold (Cu-Zn-Pb-Ag-Au).

“The potential for Golden Grove-type volcanic-hosted massive sulphide (VHMS) mineralisation in the Tallering Greenstone Belt was first recognised by CRA in the early 1970s,” Kalamazoo chief executive officer Luke Mortimer said.

“Subsequent exploration by several companies have produced a wealth of historic magnetic, induced polarisation, and electromagnetic geophysical datasets that are proving invaluable for Kalamazoo’s own VHMS targeting work.

“Many of these surveys were conducted in the last two decades and have only received limited shallow or ineffective follow up drilling.

“As such, Kalamazoo believes this represents a great opportunity as the potential for Cu-Zn-Pb-Ag-Au VHMS type mineralisation within Kalamazoo’s tenement is high but remains poorly tested.”

Kalamazoo sold Snake Well North to Adaman Resources in 2018, but retained a 2.5 per cent net smelter royalty for any base metals mined within the project. As such, Kalamazoo has a vested interest in its exploration.

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