The Tallebung Project is located approximately 70km north-west of Condobolin in central New South Wales and is considered prospective for high-grade lode and porphyry style tin-tungsten mineralisation.
The area lies within the prospective Wagga Tin Belt of the central Lachlan Orogen, which includes the site of mainland Australia’s largest historical tin resource at Ardlethan (>31,500t Sn).
The project is centred on the historic Tallebung Tin Field where numerous phases of mining activity have occurred, targeting the high-grade quartz-lodes and alluvial/colluvial material with combined historic production of 3,350 tonnes of tin concentrate.
Exploration to date has defined a > 1km long zone of tin-tungsten mineralisation, developed as a package of sheeted / stockwork quartz-cassiterite-wolframite ± sulphide veins, with resistivity imagery highlighting a possible preserved tin-porphyry setting at depth (Figure 1).
Sky Metals intends to focus exploration activity on assessing the economic potential of the shallow high-grade vein package and tin-porphyry exploration targets.