Gidgee South

Sandstone Projects

Gidgee South

The Gidgee South Project contains numerous historical workings, both shafts and smaller excavations, that have been mapped along an irregular and faulted granite-greenstone contact. Most of the workings are along strike from adjacent quartz sub-crop and mullock dumps indicate a highly sheared mafic host.

Historic workings from The historic Birrigrin Mining Centre (excised at the north of the tenement) extend along strike onto the Gidgee South Project. The Mining Centre was originally active between 1904 and 1912, and produced a total of 11,000 ounces from 9,000 tonnes from a series of underground workings. Most of the workings within the Birrigrin Mining Centre are hosted by largely unoxidised mafic rocks and have exploited small north trending quartz reefs. Mapping of the area has revealed mineralisation is also present in oxidised granites west of the workings.