Lone Star drilling encountered near-surface gold mineralization across broad widths of 30+ meters, over a strike length of 700 meters and remains open in all directions. A total of 17 short drill holes, LS16-58 to LS16-74, tested the vicinity of Lone Star target in late 2016. Hole lengths ranged from 47 meters to 108 meters, usually drilled at shallow -55 degree angles, and gold mineralization occurs at or within 50 meters of surface.
The 700 meter drilled length of gold-mineralization encountered at Lone Star is associated with a 1,500 meter induced polarization (“IP”) anomaly (the length of the survey, target remains open) and a 4,000 meter long gold-soil anomaly, as compiled from various c.1980’s exploration efforts.
Gold mineralization at Lone Star is preferentially hosted within a ‘laminated schist’ located above a regionally significant low angle thrust fault. The gold-bearing laminated schist has subtle carbonate alteration and disseminated pyrite. Gold is commonly visible and occurs as disseminations of free grains within the schist and mantling pyrite. The gold-bearing schist is capped by a siliceous schist with distinct major and trace element chemistry. Gold is also found within gold-bearing quartz veins along the contacts between the two units.
Summary of 2016 Drilling
|Hole ID||Zone||From (m)||To (m)||Au g/t||Interval (m)|
|LS16-60||Lone Star||No significant results|
|LS16-61||Lone Star||No significant results|
|LS16-72||Lone Star||No significant results|
|LS16-73||Lone Star||No significant results|