Till Covered epithermal target
The 5900 hectare Cuervo project is located in northern British Columbia, 150 kilometres west-southwest of Prince George within the Nechako Plateau.
The property contains a sixteen square-kilometre gold in basal till anomaly which correlates with anomalous silver, arsenic, and antimony all geochemical indicators of a buried epithermal system. The scale and tenor of gold anomalism at Cuervo is comparable to Artemis Gold Inc’s Blackwater Gold project (Proven and Probable reserves of 8Moz gold at 0.75 g/t and 62.3 Moz silver at 5.8 g/t).
The well-defined source region of the basal till anomaly correlates with a magnetic trough - inferred to be related to the regional Tatuk fault – and an open-ended area of high conductivity and strong chargeability. Historic drilling on the periphery of the geophysical and geochemical anomaly intersected epithermal style veining with sulphides throughout the hole, anomalous gold and silver values (up to 0.15 g/t gold, 6.6 g/t silver over 8 metres), and highly enriched arsenic and antimony. The alteration and mineralization were described as resembling a silicified, high level sulphide cap atop a buried epithermal system(1).
Early indications are that Cuervo mineralization may be epithermal in nature and given the approximate two-kilometre extent of the associated chargeability and size of the gold-till anomaly it more likely represents a bulk system of alteration and mineralization rather than discrete veins.