The Queenslander Prospect is centred around the old Queenslander Mine which is approximately 2km south-west of the township of Sofala in central NSW. Sofala is about 260km north-west of Sydney and can be accessed by the Great Western Highway.
The Mine was first discovered in 1888 and worked until 1935 on a small scale. Total tonnage mined was in excises of 7,011t producing 3,696 oz Au averaging 6 g/t Gold.
Untested magnetic linear structure striking over 700m in length – potentially hosting gold mineralisation. MinRex’s maiden first pass drill program over the Queenslander Prospect intersected thick high-grade gold mineralisation including 23m @ 5.08g/t Au.
Recent Drilling Program (December 2023 – January 2024)
MinRex has completed four diamond drill holes for 552m to test for extensions of high-grade gold mineralisation previously intercepted. Assays confirmed several narrow high-grade intersections from drilling, including:
o 1.0m @ 9.69 g/t Au from 74m (MQD001).
o 1.0m @ 6.30 g/t Au from 105m (MQD003).
o 0.6m @ 16.10 g/t Au from 45.8m (MQD004).
MinRex continues to assess the numerous historic gold workings to generate additional drilling targets at its Sofala Project.
The Surface Hill prospect is located 3.5 km. NNE of Wattle Flat and had been a centre for small scale mining during the 1800’s and 1900’s (11,250 ounces recorded production) with several small pits and a small driven into the hill.