Projects

Polymetallic Base and Precious Metals

Figure 1. Location of proposed work areas, Virginia, USA.
Figure 1. Location of proposed work areas, Virginia, USA.
  • 1,713 acres surrounding recently discovered trend of polymetallic VMS and/or SEDEX/BHT-style mineralization.
  • 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.