The Paterson project contains a number of historically defined and new prospects. In May 2019, Antipa announced maiden resources for the Chicken Ranch and Tim’s Dome deposits within the project area of 40,300 ounces of gold and 63,200 ounces of gold respectively.
The Chicken Ranch deposit is located 15km from the giant Telfer gold-copper-silver mine and 25km from the Minyari-WACA deposits. It hosts mineralisation along a 3km+ strike length within four or more parallel mineralised gold trends starting from as shallow as 1m and extending down for more than 130 metres vertical metres.
Chicken Ranch hosts an Inferred Mineral Resource of 791,000 tonnes at 1.6 g/t gold for 40,300 ounces of gold. The prospect retains excellent exploration upside with multiple untested mineralised trends displaying significant strike extents, while the primary mineralisation remains untested at depth.
Tim’s Dome South is located just 12km from the Telfer gold-copper-silver mine and is interpreted as the re-emergence of the Telfer Dome structure with the potential for high-grade Telfer reef-style mineralisation.
Gold +/- copper mineralisation starts from as shallow as 1m in a gold vein-bearing corridor of up to 200m wide over a 3.5km strike length (within a broader 8km trend).
Tim’s Dome contains a resource of 1.78 million tonnes at 1.1 g/t Au for 63,200 ounces of gold.