The Manbarrum Zinc Project is located 70km north-east of the town of Kununurra, just east of the Northern Territory/Western Australia border, and covers a total area of 238km2.

The Project hosts two key deposits, the Sandy Creek and Djibitgun deposits. Sandy Creek has 22.5 Mt @ 1.8% Zn, 0.5% Pb, and 4.6 g/t Ag (under JORC 2012), while Djibitgun has a historic 20 Mt @ 16g/t Ag (under JORC 2004).

Manbarrum also hosts most of the prospective sequence along the south-eastern margin of the Bonaparte Basin, where numerous geophysical targets have been identified and significant areas remain untested.

Previous Exploration

  • More than 37,000 metres of drilling completed between 2007 and 2014
  • Aeromagnetics, gravity, EM and IP surveys


  • Sandy Creek Deposit:
    • 22.5 Mt @ 1.8% Zn, 0.5% Pb, and 4.6 g/t Ag (JORC 2012)
    • Primary Zn-Pb sulphides – sphalerite-galena-pyrite/marcasite.
    • Hosted in a sandy dolomite unit and breccias – stratigraphic and structural control
    • Classic Mississippi Valley style mineralisation
  • Djibitgun Deposit:
    • Predominantly oxide silver and zinc
    • Historic resource of 20Mt @16.1g/t Ag (at a 10g/t Ag cut-off), which includes
    • A base metal resource of 6.7Mt @ 1.8% Zn, 0.6% Pb, and 14.0g/t Ag


  • Prospective MVT (Mississippi Valley Type) stratigraphy outlined over 50km strike
  • Untested sequence measuring approximately 20km, with shallow cover.
  • Potential to increase Resources at both Sandy Creek and Djibitgun
  • Good dataset of geochemistry and geophysical data available
  • Several targets requiring further evaluation:
    • Browns Zn-Pb-Ag
    • Winchrope Zn-Pb-Ag
    • Landandi Pb-Zn
    • Legune Iron Ore
  • Additional known MVT Mineral Resources located nearby – potential for regional consolidation
Planned Activities

  • Resource and Scoping Study
  • Prospect target testing
  • Resource metallurgical testwork