The Western Erongo Gold Project has significant potential in an emerging gold district. Historic exploration has been focused primarily on locating near surface gold mineralisation and largely ignored the potentially better mineralised depth extent of these prospects.
Gold Prospects Delineated to Date:
W1 – Sandamap - 3.5 kilometer long zone of sheared and altered Kuiseb Formation schists defined along an open ended strike length of the Sandamap auriferous zone which comprises NNE trending, ESE steeply dipping ferruginous quartz veins, gossan stringers and mylonite rocks that are related to the Welwitschia lineament and are on the edge of a D3/D4 late‐Damaran leucogranite dome.
W2 –Hakskeen – 1.5 kilometer long zone defined along an open ended strike length. The gold prospect is interpreted to be related with a magnetite skarn replacement in marble.
W3 – This targets the Arandis-Karibib-Kuiseb stratigraphy with calc-silicate and marble interbeds on the northern side of the Black Range Dome with associated NE and NNE trending structures. Graphitic schists have historically been mapped in the area and could represent important reducing horizons.
W4 – Karibib and Kuiseb stratigraphy are targeted in an area of complex structure with a distinct doubly plunging anticline defined in Karibib lithologies.
W5 – Arandis-Karibib-Kuiseb stratigraphy are targeted on the southern side of the Black Range Dome in a zone of complex structure and pressure shadows with well defined NE and NNE structures.
W6 – This area targets Karibib – Kuiseb stratigraphy in a zone of structural complexity between basement domes.