Unearthing an Orogenic Gold Vein System
- 33 sq. km land package on the prolific Silver Cup Ridge mining area in the Lardeau District of British Columbia, known for B.C.’s historic gold rush
- Readily accessible by existing gravel roads and trails; New fully equipped exploration camp 20 minutes away.
- 11 veins identified with additional alteration zones indicative of veining have been found.
- Gold-silver veins first discovered in the early 1890s following identification of placer gold in Lardeau Creek. Follow-up prospecting located a large number of mineralized veins, some of which were in production by 1895.
“Based on the information presented in this Technical Report, it is concluded that the Winslow Gold Project consists of an important orogenic gold vein system that has considerable merit.” – Bob Lane, M.Sc., P.Geo., President of Plateau Minerals Corp.
AVERAGE OF 10.4 G/T AU
From 1,623 tonnes
- Limited and sporadic work has been done since 1941. In 1987, Winslow Gold Corporation at the Winslow target encountered gold of up to 6.0 g/t over ~1m in 7 drill holes.
- Analytical results from the 2019 rock sampling program returned gold values of 41.97 g/t Au and 99.59 g/t Au, and a 1m channel sample across the Winslow vein above the adit that graded 14.28 g/t gold with 118 g/t silver, confirming the exceptional values in the Winslow vein. Elevated lead and zinc were also reported.
- Red Pony Exploration acquired the property in the summer of 2019 and immediately collected samples of quartz vein mineralization of material extracted from underground workings and outcrops from Winslow mine, Copper Queen, Enderby, Okanagan, and the U of I veins to create an official 43-101 report.
There is significant potential for additional mineralization to be discovered on the property. The following exploration targets have particular merit:
a) The strike length and width of the Winslow vein make it a viable exploration target. The Winslow No.2 vein may be the northerly extension and/or offset of the main Winslow vein.
b) The Winext No.1 and No.4 veins were shown to be anomalous, have good width and continuity and, as described, are similar to the Winslow vein.
c) The Okanagan, Enderby and U and I crown grants cover numerous historic workings on veins that carry important levels of gold and/or silver and base metal values.
d) The high-grade silver-lead California vein (or Winx vein of Miller, 1965) is reportedly similar in character to the Silver Cup vein. Down-slope near Sharon Creek, the Sharon prospect for which little is known, is hosted in brittle Ajax quartzite closer to the Silvercup anticline.
e) The northwesterly trace of the Silvercup anticline crosses the northeast corner of the property and coincides with the Yuill prospect, which may represent the continuation of the Silver Cup vein system.
A comprehensive multi-discipline exploration program is recommended to provide important new geological baseline data (surveying, bedrock mapping, geochemical sampling, and geophysical surveying), provide a framework for future exploration and drill test specific exploration targets for their potential along strike and at depth.
Notes: qz = quartz; Fe-carb = iron carbonate (ankerite or siderite); az = azurite; cc = chalcocite; cp = chalcopyrite; gn = galena; ma = malachite; sl = sphalerite; tt = tetrahedrite; vg = visible gold; ‘*’ = metallic screening data