The prospect covers about 5km2 adjacent to and east of the Centennial project area on Popof Island.
Geochemistry in strongly silicified rock shows anomalous gold mineralization confined to two, north- trending parallel zones approximately 300m wide, including a trench sample that returned 3.35m @ 1.1g/t Au.
Three holes drilled at Propalof intercepted 3.3m @ 1.2g/t Au, and 7.3m @ 0.82g/t Au in a quartz stockwork and hydrothermal breccia.
Unlike Centennial, mineralization seems to be exclusively related to these brecciated, quartz veined zones and faults which are described as a more active system than Centennial. Surface soil and rock anomalies suggest that this zone continues over 300m to the south of DDH Prop-1 towards the Suzy Rhodo zone on the coast.
Suzy Rhodo is an area of solfataric alteration on the coast where Battle Mountain geologists in the 1980s took a grab sample that returned 21g/t Au, but could not follow the structure inland due to cover by a late basalt flow.
Recommended follow up:
- Drilling to the south of previous drilling to test the southerly extent of the Propalof zone.
- Drilling to the south of the “Ring Vein” which hosts anomalous gold (to 1.2g/t Au) in a brecciated fault zone.
- Trenching and sampling between Centennial and the main Propalof zone.
- Pursue Suzy-Rhodo with geophysics and/or MMI geochemistry.