The programme will test the continuity of the main vein system, secondary splays
and associated wallrock mineralisation along some 700 metres of strike with four, east - west drill fences.
Victor Breccia is a distinct rhodonite-sulfide breccia zone up to 150 m long in a subparallel vein splay
to the main Santa Cruz vein, both of which were mined from surface down 100 m to mine level #6 in this area.
A series of splays
and parallel structures identified to the north and east of the Deformation Zone host the Perrin, Rand and Rand Spur areas and offer potential for other discoveries along this trend.
A major trend slated for exploration in 2002 is the Deformation Zone, which hosts the Madrid deposits, including the Naartok and Suluk discoveries from 2001, and related splays
and parallel structures.
By analogy, the veins that have been drilled to date at Ivanhoe, parallel vein trends that are secondary splays
like the Gold Crown vein at Ken Snyder, further emphasizing the potential importance of the north-northwest direction.
The indicator mineral finds and the confirmation of near surface point source magnetic anomalies in subsidiary splays
of the Smoky River structure puts the Buffalo Hills property in a new kimberlite/diamond exploration prospective.
Many of the anomalous soils and tills are associated with splays
of the Green Cove Lineament and have yet to be evaluated.