Welcome to Thomson Resources
Outstanding drill results at Thomson's Bygoo tin project include 35m at 2.1% Sn: one of the best tin intersections seen in Australia for decades. Thomson now has a good handle on the geometry of the systems and is planning drill follow up to take the project to a JORC resource.
Thomson Resources Ltd (ASX: TMZ) is an Australian exploration company focussed on the discovery and development of high quality mineral deposits in NSW and in particular the unexplored Thomson Fold Belt in the west of the state.
Thomson has discovered multiple Intrusion-Related Gold (gold with copper, lead, zinc, molybdenum, tin and tungsten) systems in the Thomson Fold Belt, a region of deformed and intruded sediments and volcanics thought to be the under-cover, unexplored northern extension of one of Australia’s premier metalliferous mining districts, the Lachlan Fold Belt. Three are considered to be particularly prospective (F1, Cuttaburra A and B). Cuttaburra A* and B* have yielded high grade intercepts; demonstrating for the first time that these systems have the potential to host economic deposits. The high grades were up to 3.7 g/t Au, 113 g/t Ag, 4.2% zinc, 0.5% copper, 1.8% lead, 0.8% tin and 0.6% tungsten. At F1, Thomson has intersected granite at shallow depths for the first time; with anomalous tungsten, molybdenum and gold.
A recent VTEM survey has thrown up a strong VMS copper-zinc-gold type target near Byrock (Wilga Downs) which is a priority for drill testing. Thomson has also recently identified tin-tungsten prospects on its ground. At Wilgaroon a single deep hole, drilled in 1996 but never followed up, yielded 250m of anomalous tin-tungsten mineralisation, with individual metres up to 2.5% tin and 1.4% tungsten. Other projects acquired by Thomson include an advanced VMS (lead-zinc-silver-copper-gold) project from Newmont Exploration in central NSW as well as a tin-copper skarn and gold project near Kempsey* and a small tin-tungsten JORC resource at Mt Paynter with potential for expansion.
Recently, in August 2015, Thomson has flown a high-resolution aeromagnetic survey over a strong magnetic anomaly near Bourke. The project has potential for intrusion-related gold.
*These projects were awarded drilling grants under the New Frontiers Co-operative Drilling Scheme