The Belara Base and Precious Metal Project is located 100km north-east of Orange in New South Wales in the northern end of the Hill End Trough. Historic mining, predominantly for copper, was conducted at the Belara and Native Bee deposits from 1885-1907 and 1906-1914 respectively.
The prospects were drilled in the late 1960’s with encouraging results, but not re-visited until Ironbark’s drilling program in 2006. Significant drilling intercepts from Ironbark’s drilling include;
4.0m @ 3.7% Zn, 1.13% Pb, 0.71% Cu & 41g/t Ag from 81.0m,
The success of the drilling allowed Ironbark to produce a maiden resource at the Belara Project of 2,545,049t @ 3.75% Zn, 1.10% Pb, 0.40% Cu & 39.61 g/t Ag.
Significant drilling intercepts at the Belara Deposit