Walparuta, South Australia

LME’s Walparuta tenement package covers the large part of three Proterozoic crustal blocks associated with the Curnamona Province which is considered prospective for Broken Hill Type Pb-Zn-Ag deposits (BHT’s) and Iron Oxide Copper Gold deposits (IOCG’s). The prospect at Walparuta was historically drilled and intercepted SE dipping manto-style copper/gold anomalies associated with magnetite, biotite, K-feldspar alteration in the northern section of the Dead Horse Syncline. Rock chip geochemistry has also identified anomalous lead-zinc values in Paleoproterozoic psammopelite sediments which form the Dead Horse Syncline. Coincident magnetic and gravity anomalies have led LME to a drill target-test stage.


  • 130 km northeast of Peterborough, north of the Barrier Highway near the township of Manna Hill, SA

Ground holding

  • 3,209km2
    Resource authority: EL 6484 & EL 6648


  • Gold, Copper, REE


  • 100% Longreach No.1 Pty Ltd (100% subsidiary of Longreach Mineral Exploration)

Project Status

  • 2022
    IOCG targets were generated based on a high-resolution helicopter magnetic/radiometric ground gravity surveys completed under the South Australian Accelerated Discovery Initiative Round 2, ref: ADI:RD02-264-GP.
    Drilling campaign to target test.
Figure 1. Walparuta tenement and geological map showing prospects and LME’s area of interest.
Figure 2. LME airborne acquired magnetic-radiometric imagery and ground gravity image over Wlaparuta prospect.
Figure 3. Copper, lead and zinc rock chip geochemistry in the Walparuta prospect.