Canadian Gold and Base Metal Exploration

Title Holder:
Klondike Gold Corporation
KG Ownership:
Acquisition Method:
Staking, and as acquisition of Klondike Star Mineral Corporation
Underlying Royalties:
1,665 ha
136 claims
35 km SE of Dawson City
603200 E 7081760 N, UTM ZONE 7N (NAD 83)
Mineral Targets:

Property Description and Location

The Dominion Project consists of a main block of claims that straddles upper Sulphur creek and Green gulch, and extends northward across Dominion creek (west of Lombard pup) into the headwaters of Hunker creek. The claims are accessible by road and located approximately an hour’s drive southeast of Dawson City.

Property Geology

The Dominion group of claims straddles a north-south trending thrust fault within the late Permian Klondike Schist. Chlorite rich schists and phyllites are dominant in the hanging wall of the thrust, and muscovite-rich quartzites with minor muscovite schist forms the footwall. Slivers of ultramafic rocks occur in the thrust fault planes, thought to be part of the late Paleozoic Slide Mountain terrane. Minor lenses of black graphitic schist are found within the Klondike Schist.

Small plugs and dykes of Eocene quartz-feldspar porphyry are locally present, including a 75 m wide quartz-eye rhyolitic dyke with a north-south trend that was exposed in the southern most trench at Hunker Summit. The Lloyd occurrence quartz vein strikes northwesterly, with a steep northeast dip. This vein is of white quartz with minor pyrite and galena containing rare visible gold. Quartz veins at Hunker Summit trend north-south and are reported to be in an en echelon pattern. This pattern may extend off the property to the northwest, where the north-south trending Sheba-Mitchell vein occurs.

Gold at the Brady occurrence near the confluence of Green Gulch and upper Sulphur Creek is found in an altered, rusty weathering pyritic chloritic schist that trends north-south.

Work Completed During Period

Excavator pit sampling on the project was conducted in 28 locations during May 2012. Pits were dug with a rubber-tired backhoe alongside the Sulphur Creek road to a depth of approximately 2 to 3m, and outcropping rock was broken loose. C-horizon soil was collected as well as pieces of representative rock. One or more pieces of each lithology present, including quartz.

The rock sample results from the backhoe pits were generally low, with one sample below detection limit (0.5 ppb Au), and only three samples above 10 ppb Au. The highest value resulted in 71.2 ppb Au from a quartz vein found on surface. However, the closest pits to this sample were not anomalous. The highest rock value recovered from the pits was 59.3 ppb Au.

The soil results from each pit were higher on average than the rocks, with eleven samples above 10 ppb Au, and a maximum value of 39.3 ppb Au. The anomalous gold in soil samples form clusters of 2, 3 and 4 consecutive values above 10 ppb Au, which may indicated favourable zones of significant width.


Historical Work Completed

Work on the Dominion claims and area dates to 1896 with the start of placer mining and exploration along the Sulphur Creek and Dominion Creek drainages, which continue to present date. Early work includes staking and sporadic development in the form of several exploration shafts and adits from 1900 to 1942. The most notable work was near Hunker Summit which included a 60 foot shaft and a 2600 foot tunnel.

The following is a list of the significant work completed on the project:

  • 1967: Airborne magnetics survey of area published by Geological Survey of Canada.
  • 1980: Cominco conducted exploration around King Solomon Dome on 138 KSD claims. Work consisted of 6 grids 11.7 line-km which had IP surveys in addition to soil and rock geochemistry. The program resulted in over 600 C horizon soil sample and over 600 rock chip samples from the soil holes.
  • 1984: Bedrock geology map, 1:50,000 published.
  • 1984: Archer Cathro and Associates conducted geological mapping and geochemistry on the Kloyd and Klook claims as well as mapping the Hunker Summit occurrence.
  • 1984-1986: United Keno Hill Mines flew 3 airborne surveys and drilled 95 rotary percussion holes, 269 soil samples, VLF-EM geophysics and trenching at upper Sulphur Creek near Green Gulch. Four significant gold anomalies were identified which were tested by three trenches and three excavator pits totaling 726 m length, from which 137 rock samples were collected.
  • 1987-1988: United Keno Hill Mines collected 4,443 soils on 10 grids at 25 by 100 m spacing, all grids located on ridge tops. All 10 grids were anomalous in gold. They subsequently dug 18 bulldozer trenches on the Hunker Summit grid, with 243 channel samples collected.
  • 1988: United Keno Hill Mines dug 63 trenches totaling 7065 m on 4 grids: Mackay, Dominion, Hunker Dome (19 trenches) and King Solomon Dome.
  • 1996: Bedrock geology maps, 1:50,000 published by YGS.
  • 1996-1999: Barramundi Gold Ltd staked and optioned much of the Klondike area. Their property covered a large part of the current Dominion group. As part of their exploration program, Barramundi collected 210 regional stream silt samples, covering most of the current Dominion group. In 1999 Barramundi commissioned an airborne magnetics and VLF-EM survey over a 16 x 24 km area that covers the current Dominion group.
  • 2001: Airborne magnetics and radiometrics geophysical survey, 1:50,000 scale published by GSC.
  • 2004: Prospecting and soil sampling on the GRE claims. Some moderate soil anomalies were located, and 8.32 g/t Au in float was discovered.
  • 2006-2007: Klondike Star Mineral Corp. excavation of 6 new trenches and mapping and sampling of numerous old UKHM trenches in the Hunker summit area. In 2007 detailed structural mapping was conducted in the area.

Photo Gallery - Dominion

On Top of the Dome

On Top of the Dome

Sampling at Dominion

Sampling Trenches on Dominion

Soil Sampling program

Soil Sampling program

Fresh trenching cut at Dominion Project

Fresh trenching cut at Dominion Project