The West Ridge Target

System Type:

Epithermal, quartz-calcite veining, breccia and stockwork zones. 

Strike-Length:

The West Ridge target is mainly covered by post-mineral colluvium, but limited exposures of the outcropping gold system and historic prospect pits suggest that this system has 1.6 km strike length potential.

Resource: 

None at this time

Location:

The West Ridge target is located immediately south of the Ridge target in the western portion of the Gold Springs project area.

Drilling:

None to date.

Geophysics:

The West Ridge target is located along the southern margin of a ZTEM (airborne-geophysical survey) resistivity high which is thought to reflect a caldera margin boundary and a major northwest trending structural zone. 

Geology: 

Similar to the Ridge target, much of the area is covered with a thin layer of colluvium, with mineralized float found over the 1.6 x 1.2 kilometre target area. Together the Ridge and West Ridge targets represent a large caldera-margin block, similar to the one hosting the Grey Eagle resource. 

Within the historical workings at the West Ridge target veins, breccia and stockwork zones are found to be gold bearing with vein material assays up to 5.60 g/t Au and 32.6 g/t Ag and stockwork zones along the vein margins grading +1.0 g/t gold.

The area is blanketed with post-mineral cover, but the dumps on the inaccessible adits show both vein and stockwork material. Exploration of this area will require trenching to expose bedrock and re-opening of the old adits. 

Structural Geology:

Located on the north of this target is the margin of the large Gold Springs caldera. A small, nested caldera is interpreted to bisect the West Ridge target as seen in the ZTEM geophysics. In addition, a dominant east-west striking radial fault cuts through the area. 

Historical Mining:

The West Ridge target has numerous prospect pits and two inaccessible adits exploiting the mineralized veins and stockwork material.

Geochemistry:

Veins, breccia and stockwork zones are found to be gold bearing with vein material assays up to 5.60 g/t Au and 32.6 g/t Ag, with stockwork zones along the vein margins grading +1.0 g/t gold. Values greater than the resource cut-off grade of 0.25 g/t Au are listed below.  

Table: Rock Chip Sampling Results from the West Ridge target

SAMPLE

Sample Type

Description

Target

Au g/t

Ag g/t

224589

Float

Calcite-Quartz vein

West Ridge

0.73

7.1

224570

Float

Banded Quartz-Calcite vein

West Ridge

0.43

13.3

224566

Float

Banded Quartz-Calcite vein

West Ridge

0.65

14.8

224573

Float

Banded Quartz-Calcite vein

West Ridge

1.5

9.4

224580

Float

Banded Quartz-Calcite vein

West Ridge

0.65

17.4

224587

Float

Banded Quartz-Calcite vein

West Ridge

3.09

17.2

224599

Float

Banded/Bladed Calcite-Quartz vein

West Ridge

1.57

11.2

225305

Float

Banded/Bladed Calcite-Quartz vein

West Ridge

0.27

7.9

224576

Float

Quartz vein

West Ridge

0.79

9.5

224597

Float

Banded Quartz vein

West Ridge

0.34

7.2

225302

Sub-Outcrop 

Banded Quartz vein

West Ridge

0.93

21.4

224593

Float

Bladed Quartz vein

West Ridge

0.75

8.9

224598

Float

Banded/Bladed Quartz vein

West Ridge

5.07

13.4

224562

Float

Quartz-calcite vein

West Ridge

1.88

13.9

224571

Dump

Quartz-calcite vein

West Ridge

1.74

15.1

224579

Float

Quartz-calcite vein

West Ridge

0.49

11.8

224574

Dump

Quartz-calcite vein

West Ridge

1.56

2.6

224564

Float

Banded Calcite-Quartz vein

West Ridge

5.6

32.6

224567

Float

Banded/Bladed Quartz-Calcite vein

West Ridge

0.58

4.5

224591

Float

Quartz vein

West Ridge

0.39

0.8

224592

Float

Quartz vein

West Ridge

0.37

3.7

224582

Float

Quartz vein

West Ridge

0.3

1.9

224586

Float

Quartz vein

West Ridge

0.29

1.0

224563

Float

Banded Quartz vein

West Ridge

0.4

3.5

224595

Float

Stockwork Quartz veining

West Ridge

1.1

8.4

225301

Float

Stockwork Quartz veining

West Ridge

1.43

6.0

224588

Float

Hydrothermal breccia

West Ridge

0.39

9.6

224572

Outcrop

Hydrothermal breccia and Quartz-Calcite vein

West Ridge

0.41

12.0

224569

Dump

Altered andesite host rock

West Ridge

0.28

7.3

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