OREAS 254c was prepared from a blend of gold-bearing oxide ore and barren materials (basaltic scoria, quartz and mudstone). The ore (Wilber Lode) was sourced from the Andy Well Gold Project located approximately 45km north of Meekatharra in the Murchison region of Western Australia. The Wilber Lode is a shear- hosted, narrow vein, quartz lode-style gold deposit situated within the Meekatharra-Wydgee greenstone belt in the Archaean Yilgarn Craton of Western Australia. The common primary mineral assemblage as stated by Mason and Harris (2011, 2012, cited in Hingston et al, 2014) is quartz, calcite, chlorite, fuchsite, pyrite, galena, sphalerite, chalcopyrite and gold. The host rock consists of a complex sequence of weathered Archaean meta-basalt and meta-porphyritic rocks derived from a primary mineralogy of albite, actinolite, chlorite, sericite, biotite, calcite, zoisite, muscovite, quartz and titanate.
Twenty-two commercial analytical laboratories participated in the program to certify:
|Analyte||Indicative Value||1SD||Expanded Uncertainty Low||Expanded Uncertainty High||Method|
|Au, Gold (ppm)||2.71||TBD||TBD||TBD||Pb Fire Assay|
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