A field team was mobilised in October 2018 to commence a metal detecting and sampling program, focussing on the gold potential and especially conglomerate-hosted gold potential.
East Pilbara projects
During this work, five small gold nuggets were recovered at the Marble Bar North Project area, adding to the six nuggets collected there in the previous December 2017 metal detecting exercise.
Gold-bearing quartz rock specimens were also recovered.
Gold-bearing quartz specimen recovered in October 2018
A buried basal gravel layer, about 30-35 centimetres thick was identified at Marble Bar North, which may be the source of the gold nuggets.
The other project areas were also visited and extensive metal detecting was conducted, but without the recovery of any further nuggets.
More exploration planned
Further exploration programs are due to commence at the East Pilbara Project areas as soon as possible after the summer months.
Alongside the East Pilbara Projects, MinRex also owns the Deflector Extended Gold Project in Western Australia.
Late last year, the company received assays for 253 soil samples and 32 rock chips collected from the project.