The Snow Target

System Type:

Epithermal, quartz-calcite veining, hydrothermal breccias and stockwork zones. 

Strike-Length:

The Snow target has a 2-km strike-length potential.

Resource: 

None at this time

Location:

The Snow target lies on the Utah side of the Gold Springs project and is located 500 metres west of the Fitch target. 

Drilling:

None to date.

Geophysics:

The Snow target is associated with a strong CSAMT (ground-based geophysics) resistivity-high anomaly which trends north-northeast following the prominent Snow Structural Zone. The resistivity survey indicates that the target becomes shallower in the northern portion of the 2,000-metre anomaly.  (see Maps below)

Geology: 

The CSAMT survey greatly expanded the Snow target extending it over a 2,000-metre strike-length following a major structural corridor (see Maps below) similar to that seen at the North and South Jumbo resource areas. Historic workings focused on the east side of the throughgoing north-south Snow Fault defined by a deep valley and exposed in the old workings. Historic workings expose intensely clay-altered andesite host-rock with stockwork quartz veining within fault and fracture zones.  Samples from the Snow Fault exposed in the old workings assayed as high as 6.96 g/t gold. Vein and breccia material is also found in dump piles around historic mine sites. Vein zones exposed at surface are found west of the historic workings and are haloed by strong clay alterations. Upslope of the vein exposures, much of the area is covered with colluvium and weakly-altered andesite float. However, mineralized float in the form of banded and bladed calcite-quartz veins, hydrothermal breccias and stockwork veining is found mixed in with the colluvium cover. This suggests that the epithermal gold system continues under this thin layer of colluvium cover. 

Structural Geology:

The Snow target follows a major structural corridor similar to that seen at the North and South Jumbo resource areas. The structure trends north-northeast and intersects both the Fitch and Gold Springs structural zones. Historic workings focused on the east side of a throughgoing Snow Fault which is exposed in the old workings.  

Historical Mining:

The Snow target consists of several historical slot cuts and one historic mine shaft. Historic workings focused on the structural zone, quartz-calcite veins, breccias and stockwork veining.  

Geochemistry:

Selected rock surface samples taken by the Company in 2015 included assays of up to 3.7 g/t gold and 12 g/t silver over 4.6 metres.

Table: 2015 Rock chip sampling results from Snow:

Sample*

Description

Gold (g/t)

Silver (g/t)

102789

2×3 m Panel of Altered Wall Rock

0.38

3.5

102790

4.6 m Across Altered Wall Rock

3.72

12.0

102791

Vein from Lower Dump

3.32

40.9

26448

Vein from Lower Dump

2.21

18.5

26449

Altered Wall Rock from Lower Dump

2.50

13.2

*Per Table 7-4 in Updated Preliminary Economic Assessment NI 43-101 Technical Report filed on Sedar on June 22, 2020

 

The Rock surface sampling conducted by the Company in 2020 resulted in some significant sample results of up to 8.98 g/t Gold and 66.9 g/t Ag as seen below: 

Table: 2020 Rock chip sampling results from Snow

Sample*

Sample Type

Mineralization type

Au (g/t)

Ag (g/t)

225417

Dump

Silicified breccia with crystalline quartz cement

1.06

5.4

225418

Grab, 10 cm

Strongly clay altered fault zone

6.96

6.6

225420

Continuous, 2m

Argillic altered fault zone 7-8 m wide

0.33

13.5

225421

Select

Banded and bladed white to grey quartz vein

1.03

17.2

225422

Dump

Banded and bladed white chalcedony and crystalline quartz vein

1.47

11.4

225423

Dump

Banded and bladed white quartz vein

0.99

66.9

225424

Dump

Clay altered andesite host rock

0.41

4.9

225426

Dump

Sericite and clay altered andesite with stockwork quartz veins

2.14

16.7

225429

Grab, 10cm

Sericite altered andesite with stockwork quartz veining

0.29

1.9

225430

Continuous, 30cm

Brecciated quartz vein

0.42

0.8

225433

Continuous, 1m

Sericite altered andesite with patchy silicification

1.1

1.6

225435

Discontinuous, 3m

Clay altered and weathered andesite with massive quartz vein

8.98

12.2

225437

Select

quartz vein

4.28

19.4

225439

Float, 1x1m area

Cobble sized float of banded and bladed quartz-calcite vein and hydrothermal breccia

0.37

1.5

225440

Float, 1x1m area

Silicified float chips of andesite containing stockwork veins

1.47

3

225441

Float, 1x1m area

Banded and bladed white quartz-calcite vein

1.0

3.3

225442

Dump

Banded and bladed white quartz vein.

1.92

11.7

225444

Float, 1x1m area

Fine-grained sugary white quartz vein

0.41

3.8

*A cutoff grade of 0.25 g/t Au was used, which is the cutoff grade of the nearby North and South Jumbo resources. 
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