Locate large, high-grade base metal accumulations in favourable geological and structural settings
The Vernon Base Metal Project covers the same stratigraphy as the Brumby Project, continuing along strike to the West for a further approximate 80km. This strike is similarly prospective for SEDEX style base metal deposits, with limited previous work illustrating strong evidence for accumulations of the metals being pursued.
The Vernon Project area has been subject to only limited prior exploration. However, from this work there are positive indications that targeted mineralisation is present. Rock chip sampling shows elevated zinc (up to 0.98% Zn), silver (up to 23g/t Ag, and copper (up to 0.38% Cu).
It is postulated that base metal mineralisation extends over the 80km strike from the eastern Brumby Project boundary to the western edge of the Vernon Project boundary. Both Abra and the Brumby deposits occur within the Jillawarra Formation, mapped the entire strike of the Vernon Project.
Further, little prior effort has been made to locate potential zinc/silver-rich feeders or Abra-style Pb-Ag-Cu-Au feeder style mineralisation n the tenements. Bellavista will focus on these target areas as a priority.