Tando is a junior exploration company with 100% owned projects located in the Pilbara region, Western Australia. Tando was established with the purpose of exploring and developing gold zinc, lead, copper and other mineral opportunities.
High grade zinc-copper mineralisation has previously been intersected in drilling at the Quartz Bore Project. It is also adjacent to Venturex’s Loudens Patch Prospect and proximate to recent “nugget patch” discoveries by De Grey Mining and DGO Gold.
The Mt Sydney Project is located along strike from Rumble Resources' Braeside Project and contains the same prospective lithologies and structures. It is also underlain by the Hardey Formation, one of the key horizons targeted for conglomerate-hosted gold mineralisation.
The Company plans to rapidly advance its existing projects through systematic exploration, including implementing programmes at Quartz Bore aimed at delineating Mineral Resources. Additionally the Company aims to create and capture value within existing and new projects, including aggressively targeting and assessing new opportunities.
The Quartz Bore Project is located within the West Pilbara province, 80 kilometres east of Roebourne in Western Australia. The Project comprises a single granted exploration license and covers an area of approximately 15km2 and includes identified copper, zinc and lead occurrences.
Work completed on the Quartz Bore Project has been primarily directed toward the discovery of new Volcanogenic Massive Sulphides and previous work has defined a prospective strike length of approximately four kilometres. Exploration to date has generated the Balla Balla, West Balla and East Balla base metal prospects located within a sequence of dacitic lava and volcanoclastic sediments and shales.
Balla Balla is the most advanced prospect with drilling intersecting widespread zones of zinc-lead-copper mineralisation along a 600m strike length and down dip to a depth of 250m below surface. The lens is open in several directions.
Notable intercepts at Balla Balla include:
15m @ 5.11% Zn, 0.12% Cu and 1.89% Pb
Including 5m @ 12.56% Zn
5m @ 7.2% Zn, 1.14% Cu and 2.34% Pb
Including 2m @ 13.71% Zn
3m @ 15.5% Zn, 0.76% Cu and 4.90% Pb
10m @ 4.45% Zn, 0.22% Cu and 2.54% Pb
Including 2m @ 9.74% Zn
The East Balla Prospect was identified by rock chip sampling, returning 18.35% Cu, 1.02% Pb and 0.75% Zn from an outcrop of massive chalcocite-malachite in a small gossan. Drilling has returned 0.8m @ 17.15% Cu and 2.30% Zn.
The West Balla Prospect has a strike length of 800m and significant drilling intercepts include:
7m @ 9.72% Zn, 0.05% Cu and 2.82% Pb
7m @ 9.72% Zn, 0.05% Cu and 2.82% Pb
Tando intends to explore the Project with the aim of evaluating the advanced Balla Balla Prospect and the surrounding prospects to determine the potential for mining operations and identifying additional economic mineralisation.
The potential for conglomerate-hosted gold mineralisation will also be investigated given the project is adjacent to Venturex’s Loudens Patch Prospect and proximate to recent “nugget patch” discoveries by De Grey Mining and DGO Gold.
The Mt Sydney Project is located within the East Pilbara province, approximately 300 kilometres southeast of Port Hedland in Western Australia. The Project comprises a single exploration license application which covers an area of approximately 508km2 and is prospective for copper, zinc and lead mineralisation.
To the north of the Mt Sydney Project is the Braeside Zn-Pb-Ag mining district which includes the Ragged Hills mining centre and numerous small mines located along the Braeside Fault zone. The Braeside Fault zone contains high grade polymetallic mineralisation over 30 kilometres of strike with dominant galena and associated sphalerite and chalcopyrite.
work by Rumble Resources (ASX.RTR) has re-evaluated the potential of the Ragged Hills mining camp to the north of the Mt Sydney Project and proposed the hypothesis that the mineralistion at these prospects may represent a volcanogenic massive sulfide system. The prospective volcanic lithologies and structures are interpreted to be present on the Mt Sydney Project but have had little exploration, especially utilising modern day techniques.
Exploration by Rumble has comprised surface geochemical surveys, rockchip sampling and airborne EM surveys, with drilling planned to commence in late November 2017. Tando plans to follow the same systematic exploration process, including flying its own airborne EM survey.
The Mt Vernon Project is located in the southwestern portion of the Pilbara region, approximately 130 kilometres south of Paraburdoo in Western Australia. The Project comprises a single exploration license which covers an area of approximately 463 km2.
The project area spans a wide cross-section of the Edmund and Collier Groups of the Bangemall Supergroup. These sedimentary rocks include numerous occurrences of base metal mineralisation, including variations of sediment hosted zinc–lead–silver mineralisation, and structurally controlled copper–zinc mineralisation, including the Abra Base Metal Deposit (owned by Galena Mining, ASX.G1A) and the Newman Base Metal Deposit (owned by Marindi Metals, ASX.MZN).
A number of targets for stratabound zinc-lead-silver and structurally controlled copper-gold mineralisation have been identified within the Mt Vernon project area. The Company plans to evaluate these in light of previous exploration and prioritise those for exploration.
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