Location: 401247 E - 6261529 N
Mineral Deposit Type: Porphyry
Size: 600 x 600m - Sericitic alteration, Geochemical and VTEM anomaly
Exploration Completed: WV3 Remote Sensing, Sampling (soil-rock-trench), VTEM Surveys
Planned Work: Detailed Mapping, Grid sampling and drilling
View looking North East at the Vegetated Slopes above King Creek
King East target represent a large (1 km x 2 km) coincident magnetic and resistivity anomaly within the late Triassic Stuhini Group. Previous work highlighted numerous narrow gold-bearing veins, small intrusive stocks and anomalous Au, Cu and Mo values from sub-crop exposed by trenches in the area.Historic trench samplesare highlighted by 17.1 g/t Gold over 0.6 m and 2 g/t over 6 m as well as multiple soil samples that returned values >3 g/tGold.
2018 Exploration Work
Metallis in 2018 conducted a high-resolution (83.3m line-spacing) VTEM survey to detect magnetic and conductive anomalies in King East. Results from the 2018 VTEM survey indicated a number of discrete magnetic and resistivity anomalies related to the intrusive rocks and scattered gossans (see Image). Metallis geologists in 2018 expanded the understanding of King East target and collected 5 rock chip samples from porphyritic units as well as sulphide rich sediments. Minimal Cu and Au mineralization was returned from these samples. Mapping in the area highlighted numerous NNE-trending dikes dominated by diorite and are interpreted to be the source of anomalous Cu and Mo in soils. The geology and structural framework, diorite dikes and its geochemical signature in King East is similar to what is seen in the Hawilson Monzonite.
The current interpretation of the combined geology, geophysical and geochemical signature patterns identify this area as a porphyry copper-gold target, similar Sea Bridge’s Kerr deposits(Sara Howson, 1991).Metallis plan to carry out a comprehensive technical review using a combination of maps, geochemical results, worldview 3 and VTEM anomalies to located drill collars for 2019 drilling program.