Limited historic exploration due to rare bedrock exposure (typically ≤1%) and extensive weathering (saprolite).
Modern exploration in 1990’s by BHP identified the Blue Ridge terrane as permissive to host significant massive sulfide deposits.
11 core holes drilled on area properties; nine of the 11 historic holes intersected notable amounts of disseminated, vein-type, and massive base metal mineralization within marbles and schists.
Significant highlights from that drilling include:
2.77% Cu, 0.94% Zn, 0.54% Pb over 5m, and
1.17% Cu, 5.23% Zn, 0.90% Pb over 2.25m
The historic drilling results indicate that the stratigraphy in the project area contains mineralization consistent with the SEDEX/BHT type and the potential to host significant and economic Cu-Zn-Pb-Ag deposits of this type.