The North Telfer project is located in the Paterson Province of Western Australia approximately 20 kilometres north of Newcrest’s large-scale Telfer mine. The Minyari and WACA gold-copper-silver-cobalt deposits at North Telfer are hosted within a geological structure referred to as the Minyari Dome. Both deposits are potentially amenable to open pit and underground mining methods, bearing a number of similarities to the mineralization at the Telfer deposit.
Strong gold results from exploration drilling programs completed in 2016 and 2017 enabled Antipa to establish its maiden Minyari and WACA deposit JORC Mineral Resource Estimates and to commence evaluation of the economic potential of the Minyari Dome area.
Antipa received assay results from phase one of their drilling program at North Telfer. Highlights from the results include:
- 20MYA0035: 1.0 metres of 1.2% copper, 2.3 g/t silver, and 0.05 g/t gold, from 26.0 metres; and
- 20MYA0036: 1.0 metres of 0.3% copper, 0.3 g/t silver, and 0.6 g/t gold, from 13.0 metres.
Antipa started a 9,000 metre air core drilling program at the North Telfer. The first phase, consisting of 3,825 metres, commenced in October 2020 and the second phase is expected to be completed in early 2021.
Surface geochemical sampling and geological mapping programs commenced at North Telfer.