EL1823 East Normanby
The East Normanby region has not been subject to the intensive and systematic exploration that it deserves, as the entire area is conducive for epithermal type gold mineralisation due to the regions extensional tectonics and associated magmatic cycles.
Structurally controlled epithermal vein and silica flooded mineralised zones occur at Lomitawa, Lataona Hill Extension, Sipupu Extension and Gui Prospects and as massive sulphide lenses and quartz-sulphide veins at the Gwamogwamo Extension.
Imwauna Gold Deposit Strike Extension
In addition, one part of EL1823 starts only 600m across strike from Imwauna in a zone with known gold mineralisation that is possibly sub-parallel to Imwauna.
Gwamogwamo is a large copper- gold -silver system centred on gossans derived from massive and disseminated sulphides in volcanic greenschist rocks, often with sharp contacts along the foot wall and hanging wall. Four outcrops of gossanous material occur along a N-S strike of 1,600m, with the main part of the system tested to date within a competitors EL.
The Gwamogwamo anomalies extend both west and north into EL1823, where 5 hand trenches were completed.
Aeromagnetic and radiometric anomalies,several sub-parallel NNE trending structural zones and radiomatric anomalies were delineated but never followed up at all. They also correspond in the southern end with drainage anomalies at Gwamogwamo.