The Sandstone Project is located 640km north-east of Perth, Western Australia within the Gum Creek Greenstone Belt. The Gum Creek Greenstone Belt is similar in structure, lithology and stratigraphy to the other greenstone belts within the Southern Cross Province of the Archaean Yilgarn Block.
The Sandstone Project is adjacent to Horizon Gold Limited’s Gum Creek Project. Previous exploration within the Project has predominantly focused on near mine exploration with work completed limited to shallow RAB drilling and soil sampling programs.
Various targets have been defined on the Project by former tenement operators, targets include numerous historic gold workings, soil gold anomalies and RAB gold anomalies; many of which are considered to remain inconclusively tested. Additionally, large areas of the Project remain essentially unexplored whilst covering favourable structure and geology.
Mining and production history of the Gum Creek Project has shown widespread gold occurrence and significant potential for further discoveries. Rafaella plans to acquire effective geophysical, geospatial and imagery datasets over the Project. The integration of this data with all historical data, geology, geochemistry and field data will be used to generate conceptual targets using a systems approach with a focus on geomorphology, lithology, structure and alteration.