The Gold Run Property straddles central Gold Run creek between 24 Pup to 51 Pup and includes most of Laskey Creek. The claims are road accessible and located 90 minutes southeast of Dawson City.
The Klondike region is underlain by the Klondike Schist, a subdivision of the Yukon-Tanana terrane which extends from Alaska, through Yukon and into British Columbia.
Soil sampling and prospecting in 2012 further outlined the NW soil anomaly on the west side of Gold Run Creek. Prospecting and sampling in 2014 discovered two localities with visible gold (the first VG recorded from the property) and yielded nine samples of quartz veining assaying between 3.0 g/t Au and 26.4 g/t Au. Four lines of soil samples were collected in the northern part of the claims, with samples collected 50 m apart on lines spaced 100 m apart, for a total of 72 soil and 1 rock samples. Two soil lines were collected in the southern part of the claims in an area known to be anomalous to compare C horizon soil sampling to previous MMI and shallow 80 mesh soil results. 53 soils and 4 rocks were collected in the southern area.
The northern area sampled in 2012 lies just south of the Kestrel Gold’s Doron zone. This zone lies about 100 m from the FB claims, and is thought to trend north-south onto the Gold Run project. The small grid also covers the area around the historic Kentucky Lode workings. 21 of 72 soil samples in this area were greater than 20 ppb Au, with a best value of 265.5 ppb Au. Silver values were low in these soils (max 0.3ppm Ag), and there is no obvious correlation between gold and pathfinder elements.
In the northern area one grab sample from a quartz-tourmaline boulder exposed in the trail returned only trace gold. Previous sampling of similar black tourmaline-healed white quartz breccia vein material found at the Kentucky Lode returned very low gold values (Mann, 2004 – figure 40). Of 12 rock samples collected here in 2004, the best sample returned 2.43 g/t Au, with the next best result 25.1 ppb Au.
The southern area sampled in 2012 covers a saddle where a gold in soil geochemical anomaly was first identified in 2005 on the FB 22 and 23 claims. The anomaly was examined in 2007 with further B horizon -80 mesh soils and MMI soils. The work in 2012 was done to compare deep auger soils with the other soil methods, which both successfully identified a coincident gold- arsenic and low level silver anomaly. The 2012 work confirmed the earlier work. This target is polymetallic, with moderate gold associated with very strong arsenic (up to 839 ppm) and moderate silver (up to 1.9 ppm). There is a suite of elevated base and pathfinder elements including Cu, Zn, Cd, Sb and Bi that is associated with this target. Prospecting of the southern area, which has no outcrop, was limited to digging holes at the sites of previous gold geochemical anomalies to examine rocks.
Work initiated with the start of placer mining on Gold Run Creek which underlies the centre of the Gold Run claim group in 1897. This creek has been a major placer gold producer, with mining continuing to the present. Early hard rock exploration and staking initiated in 1901 and several gold bearing quartz veins were discovered including the Payne showing and the Devine showing, the latter of which is adjacent to Gold Run claims.
The following is a list of the significant work completed on the project: