The Declaration Target

System Type:

Epithermal, quartz veining, breccia and stockwork zones

Strike-Length:

The Declaration target has 800 metres of strike length with the potential northern extension obscured by post-mineral cover.

Resource: 

None at this time

Location:

The Declaration target lies on the Utah side of the Gold Springs project and is situated 600 metres west of the North Jumbo resource and adjoins the Juniper target.

Drilling:

None to date.

Geophysics:

Declaration is situated along the western edge of a strong CSAMT (ground) and ZTEM (airborne) geophysical surveys’ resistivity highs (see maps below).  The North Jumbo resource is situated along the eastern edge of these same resistivity anomalies.  

Geology: 

Declaration represents a high-grade target and is a vein system with a dominant banded quartz vein averaging 0.5 metres in width and is hosted within altered andesite.  Alteration consists of quartz-sericite development associated with the vein extending out for up to 50 metre widths.  Adjacent to the vein, the host rock is brecciated and strongly silicified with stockwork veining continuing into the wallrock. The quartz vein connects with the historically-mined Independence vein system to the south, and can be traced for 800 metres along strike to the north.  Together with breccia/stockwork zones and altered host rock the target area has a width of 50 metres.

Structural Geology:

The southern portion of the Declaration target is centered on a structural intersection between the major Etna fault, which is an important feature of the South Jumbo mineralization, and a northwest striking splay fault which hosts the vein and breccia zones. There are several small historic diggings located at this structural intersection which is generally obscured by post-mineral cover.  

Historical Mining:

The quartz vein at Declaration is a continuation of the Independence Vein, which features extensive historic workings. There are several shallow shafts and pits along the exposed strike length of the vein.

Geochemistry:

Surface sampling along the Declaration target has been conducted by the Company (see table below) and in the past by Astral Mining. Significant gold values have come from the vein and the breccia zones surrounding the vein.  The Declaration vein consistently returns +1 g/t Au with variable silver grades from 5 - 153 g/t Ag. The highest-grade sample returned 9.46 g/t Au and 55.5 g/t silver.  

Table: Rock chip sampling results from Declaration:

Sample

Sample Type

Target

Description

Au g/t

Ag g/t

87410

Dump

Declaration

 Massive and vuggy quartz vein.

4.90

183

87412

Dump

Declaration

Banded white quartz vein chips

0.54

41.6

87413

Dump

Declaration

Silicified host rock to banded white quartz vein

0.36

28.6

87414

Float

Declaration

Massive white quartz vein

0.31

12.5

87415

Continuous, 0.5m

Declaration

Banded, bladed, massive and sugary quartz vein

4.04

193

87416

Dump

Declaration

 White massive and sugary quartz vein material, few bands of bladed textures.

0.52

39.8

87417

Dump

Declaration

Breccia/stockwork quartz veining with angular silicified rhyodacite clast.

0.92

21.4

87418

Discontinuous, 0.5m

Declaration

Massive white banded quartz vein with vuggy textures.

0.37

2.9

87419

Dump

Declaration

White chalcedony and sugary quartz vein chips with vuggy textures.

0.45

20.8

87421

Dump

Declaration

Massive and crystalline quartz vein with irregular banding

1.07

17.3

87422

Dump

Declaration

 White quartz vein with vugs of druzy quartz.

4.02

111

87423

Dump

Declaration

Strongly oxidized quartz vein, with open vugs of crystalline hematite and limonite.

5.40

153

87452 Dump Declaration Brecciated andesite with quartz-calcite stockwork veining. Fault breccia at edges of veining 0.84 10.1
87456 Discontinuous, 20cm Declaration Massive quartz vein with stockwork white banded quartz veins at margins 0.21 7.3
87458 Float Declaration Banded, vuggy white quartz vein 0.37 7.4
87459 Float Declaration Banded, bladed quartz vein 9.22 11.6
87460 Float Declaration Silicified, brecciated andesite 0.34 8.0
87464 Dump Declaration Silicified, brecciated andesite 2.14 4.6
87465 Grab Declaration Weakly silicified porphyritic andesite 1.20 4.3
87466 Dump Declaration Brecciated and clay altered clast of andesite in white quartz cement with vugs of drusy quartz 0.44 36.2
87472 Dump Declaration Brecciated andesite with cross cutting quartz veins 0.70 41.1
87473 Dump Declaration Hydrothermal breccia with clay altered andesite clast 0.91 16.1
103809 Dump Declaration Drusy comb quartz veins 1.01 5.0
103815 Grab Declaration Stockwork quartz veins in a clay altered and iron oxidized rhyolite 0.92 12.8
103816 Float Declaration Milky white, bladed quartz vein 0.26 4.5
103817 Grab Declaration Oxidized drusy quartz vein in chlorite altered andesite 0.34 6.0
103818 Float Declaration Oxide stained vuggy quartz vein 0.41 13.2
103820 Dump Declaration Hydrothermal breccia with andesite clast 0.27 6.1
103822 Continuous, 1m Declaration Silicified hydrothermal breccia with stockwork drusy quartz veining and clay altered andesite clast 0.55 1.4
103823 Float Declaration Silicified hydrothermal breccia in andesite with microbreccia textures 0.30 3.3
103828 Continuous, 1.5m Declaration QSP altered andesite with vuggy, drusy stockwork quartz veining 0.30 7.4
103829 Grab Declaration Hydrothermal breccia with banded silica cement in andesite 0.34 28.3
103831 Dump Declaration Hydrothermal breccia in quartz-sericite altered andesite clasts 1.64 228.0
103836 Dump Declaration Hydrothermal breccia in andesite 0.41 13.0
103865 Float Declaration White drusy quartz vein 1.42 38.5
103867 Float Declaration White sugary quartz vein with perfect crystals of hematite 9.46 55.5
103869 Float Declaration Quartz vein with euhedral hematite crystals 5.45 53.6
103842 Grab Declaration Quartz stockwork in quartz-sericite altered rhyodacite 0.58 3.6
103881 Float Declaration Massive quartz vein 0.61 8.8

A cutoff grade of 0.25 g/t Au was used, which is the cutoff grade of the nearby North Jumbo Resource.

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