ArcWest expands porphyry target at Todd Creek
ArcWest Exploration has released the results of mapping and sampling work completed in 2019 on the Yellow Bowl porphyry target as well as along a 2.9 km gap between the Yellow Bowl and Ice Creek zones at the Todd Creek project.
Rock sampling highlights from Yellow Bowl include a sample of 1.75% copper, 0.18 g/t gold and 5.4 g/t silver as well as 0.18% copper, 0.57 g/t gold and 39.8 g/t silver and 0.65% copper, 0.08 g/t gold and 65.3 g/t silver.
An additional sample obtained at the Ice Creek zone, north of Yellow Bowl, returned 3.43% copper, 2.77 g/t gold and 23.8 g/t silver.
Samples collected at the Ridge zone, between Yellow Bowl and Ice Creek, returned grades of 0.36% copper, 0.05 g/t gold and 0.4 g/t silver as well as 0.02% copper, 0.76 g/t gold.
Work has identified copper gold mineralization at Yellow Bowl over an area of 0.7 km by 1.2 km; it remains open. No drilling has been completed on this target to date.
Based on relogging of historic drill core, it appears that porphyry style veining and alteration extends for a strike length of approximately 6 km between Yellow Bowl and the Orange Mountain area to the north.
An induced polarization survey completed in 2018 outlined a 4 km long chargeability anomaly at Yellow Bowl.
ArcWest plans to conduct drill testing at the project in 2020 with partner funding. Drill targets will be refined over the winter.
The 34,700 ha Todd Creek is located 30 km from Stewart and 45 km southeast of Seabridge Gold’s KSM project. It is located within B.C.’s Golden Triangle area which is host to a number of deposits and discoveries.
(This article first appeared in the Canadian Mining Journal)