The 2013 core drilling suggests that the tabular zones of mineralized, favourable host rock are cut by one or more high-angle structures causing collapse breccia
zones where the mineralization becomes thicker and higher-grade.
13-11 and 13-08 confirm continuity of high-grade gold in the extensive, lower, flat-tabular, collapse breccia
body; which is analogous host material for many large Carlin-style deposits.
Seventy-two soil samples were collected to help delineate the extension of the collapse breccia
zones on the Golden Snow Project.
: A collapse breccia
forms where there has been a
This breccia is presumed to be similar to photos of some core samples from the earlier holes shown on our web site under "Photo Gallery & Maps/ Drill Core from Collapse Breccia
This lower breccia, which is comprised dominantly of collapse breccia
, is the preferred depositional environment for gold and the intercept in 13-08 is essentially open in all directions.
hosted predominantly within the apatite-martite collapse breccia
The Ogee zone occurs in a decalcified limestone-siltstone collapse breccia
within the lower member of the Ordovician Comus Formation (the principal host rock for mineralization at Pinson).
Photos of some core samples from these holes are shown on our web site under "Photo Gallery & Maps/ Drill Core from Collapse Breccia
Significant intervals of bleaching, alteration, disseminated and vein iron pyrite and a five foot interval of collapse breccia
, with fine disseminated iron pyrite in the matrix, were encountered.
This drill is designed so that a true vertical hole can be drilled through the cobbles and boulders of the three targeted uranium bearing collapse breccia
pipes without significant deviation.
The Elle and Hermina Pipes have been defined by interpretation of circular features and down warped beds related to collapse breccia
pipes and have interpreted sulfide minerals associated with them, indicated by electrical geophysical surveys starting at a depth of about 250 meters (825 feet).