Brunswick Project2022-07-04T10:39:54+10:00

Brunswick Project (Kula Gold 100%)

Location view of Kula Gold’s Brunswick Project in Western Australia

Kula-Gold-Logo 50The Brunswick Gold Project (ELA70/5599) covers 250 km2 and is located between the towns of Donnybrook and Brunswick Junction, approx. 150km south of Perth, Western Australia.

Kula’s Brunswick Project including the Donnybrook Gold Mine (DBGM) Prospect, and the new White Sands Prospect.

The licence is located in the highly prospective Western Gneiss Terrain which hosts Chalice Gold Mines, Julimar Ni-Cu-PGE Project to the North.

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Brunswick Ni-Cu-PGE Project Location Map

Figure: Rock samples from DBGM Prospect, with their respective grades.

  • Rock samples up to 7.95g/t Gold at the Donnybrook Gold Mine Prospect.
  • Soil samples up to 176ppb Gold, in ~250m wide, NNW- trending zone striking over 650m and open.
  • 2 gold micro nuggets panned from nearby new White Sands Prospect.

Soil sampling has identified a new area of interest, the Hippy Lady Prospect, which is prospective for both ‘Julimar-style’ Pt-Pd-Au±Cu mineralisation as well as Archean greenstone-hosted gold mineralisation.

Kula Gold’s Brunswick Project was staked on the concept the PGE system – discovered by Chalice Mining at Julimar – may extend this far south. The Hippy Lady PGE Prospect is an early potential validation of this concept.

The Kula field team conducting the EM survey in April 2022

The assay results from those rock samples showed Cu up to 0.35% as chalcopyrite, confirming the presence of copper-bearing sulphides in the project area.
Fieldwork by the company’s geological team has identified potential for three types of mineralisation and these are now the focus of exploration work:

1. Julimar Style Ni-Cu-PGE mineralisation.
2. Epithermal gold mineralisation– as evidenced by the historic Donnybrook Goldmines Ltd south of the licence with production of 1,100oz from 1,497 tons of ore between 1897 and 1904. (Ref: BHP Minerals Ltd DMIRS report of 1 Feb 1987 for exploration work 1985-87)
3. Archean Cu-Au mineralisation analogous to Newmont’s Boddington Copper-Gold Mine 75km NE which is one of the largest gold mines in the world, producing approximately 700k oz Au and 35kt Cu p.a.
Figure 1 - Rock samples from Brunswick Ni-Cu-PGE Project - February 2021.

  • ⛏️ Previous Kula studies of the open file magnetic data showed some subdued magnetic highs which Kula considered were worth investigating further to see if the subdued magnetic response was masking potential Ultramafics in the licence area.

The open file magnetics within the licence area were reprocessed to highlight the magnetic highs which will be field checked in the coming weeks to verify the actual rock types. Comparison of the open file and re-processed magnetics are shown in the images below.

Images showing the comparison between reprocessed magnetics (left) and the open file magnetics (right) with red areas in the reprocessed magnetics interpreted to be potential Ultramafics – subject to field verification. Gold stars show historical gold projects, White stars are known pegmatites, Blue stars are rock/laterite quarries in the area

Images showing the comparison between reprocessed magnetics (left) and the open file magnetics (right) with red areas in the reprocessed magnetics interpreted to be potential Ultramafics – subject to field verification. Gold stars show historical gold projects, White stars are known pegmatites, Blue stars are rock/laterite quarries in the area

The licence area also contains an historical gold project east of Brunswick junction known as Brunswick and is also prospective for Lithium bearing pegmatites.

Kula Gold's exploration license (E70/5599) for the Brunswick Project covers 240km² and is located between the towns of Donnybrook and Brunswick Junction, approx. 150km south of Perth, WA.

Kula Gold’s exploration license (E70/5599) for the Brunswick Project covers 240km² and is located between the towns of Donnybrook and Brunswick Junction, approx. 150km south of Perth, WA.

White Sands Prospect

In July 2022 – Kula Gold announced the identification of the White Sands Prospect within the Brunswick Project in Western Australia.

Reconnaissance work identified quartz rich, volcanic tuff (see inset photo Figure 6) at the White Sands Prospect, which provides evidence of explosive volcanism within the region. The topographic cross section indicates that White Sands sits within a slight depression, surrounded by slight topographic highs where volcanic tuff has been observed. A subtle ellipsoidal ring (indicated in Figure 6), which appears coincident with the subtle topographic highs, can be seen in the magnetics surrounding the White Sands Prospect—it is possible that this feature represents a remnant tuff ring (refer Figure 6 inset image).

Figure 6: Location of White Sands, DBGM & Hippy Lady Prospects overlain on regional magnetics (TMI RTP over TMI-RTP-1VD shown). Magnetics sourced from Collie SI5006 Survey. Inset image showing Volcanic Tuff obtained from White Sands Prospect and a schematic cross section through an idealised tuff ring. Topographic cross section showing location where gold micro nuggets were panned.

Further work, including mapping the tuff extents and 3D inversion modelling of the publicly available magnetic data may provide evidence to substantiate this theory. Given that White Sands is situated only 6km northeast of DBGM, Kula geologists are investigating if the volcanism at White Sands may have been the geological driver for the Donnybrook epithermal system.

In areas previously quarried for silica sands, the surface has been mined back to expose saprolitic volcanic tuff, with channels and valleys cut through over time by creeks accommodating surface drainage (Figure 7A).

Figure 7: Photographs from the White Sands Prospect. Showing A: creek channels cut into the exposed saprolitic volcanic tuff (geopick for scale) which are typical at the White Sands Prospect. B: Gold panning hole dug in the small delta formed by the creek channels at the small dam (geopick for scale), and C: gold micro nuggets panned at White Sands Prospect.

Two gold micro nuggets (Figure 7C) were panned by a Kula geologist and local prospector from hole dug (Figure 7B) within the mouth of a small dam (Panning conducted in a small, seasonal dam located approx. 395625mE, 6284515mN) where the creeks formed a delta. The creeks that flow into the dam originate within White Sands Prospect which means the source of this gold is likely within the prospect area. Auger and/or aircore drilling is being planned to further test the potential for gold anomalism at White Sands.

Kula geologists will continue to work on building the geological observations from White Sands into the local and regional geological interpretation, to help determine if there is a geological link between DBGM and the White Sands volcanism and will use this new information to assist in targeting other areas of potential gold mineralisation for further reconnaissance work.

References: Chalmers, DI (1996). Open File Report A48179: Donnybrook Project, Annual Report for period 16/12/1994 to 15/12/1995, E70/1172. Genesis Resources. NL.

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