Sorby Hills

The Sorby Hills lead-silver project is located in the north-east of the Kimberley region of Western Australia, and approximately 50 kilometres by road from the regional centre of Kununurra. The project consists of five granted mining leases and one exploration licence.

The deposit was discovered in 1971 by Aquitane Australia Minerals, and consists of a series of 13 separate but adjacent carbonate hosted, near surface lead-silver-zinc deposits in the Burt Range Formation within the Bonaparte Basin. The mineralisation is considered to be characteristic of Mississippi Valley-type deposits.

Exploration and drilling programs have continued under various explorers, including a 29 hole drill program completed by CBH in 2008. The relevant tenements are outside the area of the currently proposed Ord River Expansion Project, with a common boundary on the northwestern edge of the Sorby Hills Project.

KBL Mining is currently completing a feasibility study at the Sorby Hill project, building on a 1980 Aquitane study. The feasibility study will target the assessment of mining via a series of shallow open pits from early 2014. Six of the most prospective mineralised pods will be targeted for possible open cut development down to a maximum depth of 70 metres.

C-D-E Deposit