The Red Hill Project is located approximately 70 km north north-west of Canberra, north and east of Yass in New South Wales in EL 8568.
The tenement covers an area of approximately 180 km2 within the highly prospective Lachlan Fold Belt, with historic records of Cu, Pb, Zn, Au and Ag mineralisation in the project area associated with an interpreted porphyry mineral system. The Lachlan Fold Belt hosts a number of world class porphyry Cu-Au deposits such as Cadia, Cowal and Northparkes and the recently discovered Boda porphyry system, providing the target style and scale for exploration at Red Hill.
The Red Hill Project was identified using mineral prospectivity analysis for porphyry copper-gold style of mineralisation over the entire Lachlan Fold Belt.
Importantly, several circular and sub-circular magnetic anomalies have been mapped that are spatially associated with the mineralisation discovered to date. These have signatures which may represent buried porphyry intrusions and could be the source of the metals mined in historic local workings.
In addition, the mapping highlighted other coincident geological, geophysical and geochemical parameters common to large porphyry Cu-Au deposits. The analysis has enabled Duke to focus its exploration activity on identifying the mineral system drivers and most likely depositional sites, rather than targeting superficial and sporadic mineral occurrences which are the typical entry point for most classical exploration programmes.
For more information follow this link to the Duke Exploration IGR (PDF download)