• Asset Highlights
  • Asset Overview
  • Orogenic Model
  • Geology
  • Mineralization
  • Metallurgical Testing
  • Maps
  • References
  • Glossary

Asset Highlights

  • The 3 Aces Project - 357 km2 (35,700 hectares),100% owned (subject to underlying royalties)
  • Located in readily-accessible Southeastern Yukon (40km South of the Past Producing Cantung Mine)
  • High-grade gold project - Orogenic Gold Model, with similarities to other major gold deposits such as Kensington, AK; Muruntau, Uzbekistan; and the California Mother Lode District
  • District scale potential
    • Includes at least 6 mineralized areas, all located within and along favorable stratigraphic and structural zones that extend over 35km along trend
  • Extensive gold-in-soil anomalies identified within the 13.5km2 Central Core Area
    • Several mineralized veins discovered to date, many with visible gold occurrences
  • Road Accessible – newly constructed bridge allows for year-round work programs along with full access to the Nahanni Range Road
    • Road will see significant improvements as announced with Federally/ Provincially funded Yukon Resource Gateway Project
  • 776 Bulk Sample Processed at the Company’s Processing Plant
    • 953.4 troy ounces gold recovered
    • Average calculated grade of the bulk sample was 46.18 grams per tonne
    • High gold recoveries achieved using conventional gravity processing (see NR17-27 for full details)
  • 2017 Program
    • ~ 20,000 m of drilling
    • Nearly 10,000 soil samples and 1,000 rock chip samples
    • Over 6,000m of trenching
    • Field Reconnaissance and mapping
  • 2017 Program Results
    • Conceptual project model was developed and successfully tested, demonstrating favorable litho-structural horizons host gold mineralization across the Central Core Area
    • Established close space continuity of gold grades at the Ace of Spades target
    • Drill tested Hearts-Clubs Corridor, Spades and Diamonds Targets
  • Kaska Nation Exploration Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2013
  • Operates under Class IV Mining Land Use permit

Asset Overview

The circa 2009 discovery of an outcropping gold-bearing quartz vein initiated exploration work on the 3 Aces Project, which now features the two highest grade surface samples to date in the Yukon and a highly prospective district-scale orogenic gold property encompassing 357 km2

During late 2015 and early 2016, Golden Predator commenced metallurgical studies, shallow rotary air blast (RAB) and reverse circulation drilling (RC), collected and began processing a 776 tonne bulk sample collected from the Ace of Spades Vein. By the end of 2016  the Company had drilled drilled ~4,000 within the Central Core Area (13.5 km2 of gold-in-soil anomalies and visible gold occurrences across 762 m of vertical relief).

Work in 2017 focused on establishing mineralization continuity through ~20,000m of drilling within the Central Core Area, as well as exploring the Project’s district potential via an expansive surface geochemistry and mapping programs. Acquisition of the Hy-Jay, Reef and Sprogge properties increased the 3 Aces Property to its current size, encompassing 35 km’s of recognized host rocks within a structural setting known to host the gold mineralization found within the Central Core Area.

The Central Core Area only represents approximately 3.8% of the 357km2 3 Aces Project and is sectioned into 4 areas; Clubs, Spades, Hearts and Diamonds. Please see below for an outline of the discoveries to date:


♠ Spades Zone:

Ace/Jack of Spades:
2016 and 2017 drilling includes:

    • 19.3m of 16.15 g/t Gold from a depth of 12.7m(16)
    • 19.30 of 16.15 g/t Gold from a depth of 12.70m(16)
    • 4.57m of 58.75 g/t Gold from a depth of 6.10m(15)
    • 39.6m of 13.3 g/t Gold from a depth of 9.14m(13)
    • 11.43m of 31.82 g/t Gold from a depth of 12.8m(4)
    • 10.36m of 14.30 g/t Gold from depth of 10.0m(4)
    • Multiple gold bearing veins

Seven of Spades

  • High grade intercepts from initial drilling
  • Including 12.66 g/t gold over 1.52 m at a depth of 38.10 m adjacent to a high-angle, N60E trending shear zone(13)

Three of Spades

Gold mineralization was intercepted in five of six holes, over a 150 m strike length, including 10.39 g/t gold over 1.53 m at 131.06 m (13)

♥ Hearts Zone:

Ace of Hearts:

  • A first pass drilling program in 2011 intersected (Predecessor completed) :
    • 9.0m of 6.80 g/t Gold;
    • 35.0m of 4.61 g/t Gold including 3.0m of 11.70 g/t Gold and 1.0m of 106.2 g/t Gold(3)
  • 2016 drill results included:
    • 13.1 m of 16.8 g/t including 3.4 m of 61.7 g/t
    • 7.18 m of 8.65 g/t including 1.8 m of 215 g/t(12)
  • Hearts – Clubs Corridor Established in 2017:
    • 2.29 m of 37.72 g/t including 0.76 of 105.5 g.t gold(21)
    • 19.81 m of 3.32 g/t gold, including 2.28 m of 22.49 g/t gold(18)
    • 4.57 m of 9.30 g/t gold, including 0.76 m of 48.70 g/t gold(18)

♣ Clubs zone:

Queen of Clubs:

  • 2017 Drilling:
    • 0.76 m of 10.15 g/t gold form a depth of 35.05 m(21)

Nine of Clubs:

  • New discovery of multiple veins made through trenching
  • Panel sample of quartz vein on shale-conglomerate contact returned 26.2 g/t Gold(10)

Six of Clubs:

  • New discovery from trenching of mineralized quartz vein
  • Composite grab sample of vein assayed 16.85 g/t Gold(5)

Jack of Clubs:

  • New discovery from trenching of visible gold in quartz vein float samples, trench exposure of mineralized quartz vein has returned up to 7.0 g/t gold

♦Diamonds zone:

Newly discovered (2017) gold in quartz veins and breccias

  • Ace of Diamonds, 2017 Drilling:
    • 1.53 m of 5.86 g/t gold(21)
    • 3.05 m of 4.27 g/t gold including 0.76 m of 11.75 g/t gold(21)
  • Three of Diamonds

The 2017 drill program started in February and initially focused on the Spades Zone before expanding to other areas of the property. Over 14km of roads in the Central Core Area were completed in order to facilitate the exploration program, which included drilling in the Hearts, Clubs and Diamonds Zones.

Orogenic Model

The 3 Aces Project: An Evolving Orogenic Gold Deposit Model

The 3 Aces Project (3 Aces) in Canada’s Yukon Territory is the flagship project for Golden Predator Mining Corp. (Golden Predator).  The project features numerous at or near surface high-grade visible gold-bearing quartz veins within an extensive gold-in-soil geochemical anomaly.

During initial exploration on the property, the outcropping occurrences although abundant, appeared to be small and unrelated. Further exploration work confirmed that there is a structural and lithological setting that connects these occurrences. A systematic pattern emerged, and this pattern correlates the vision that the occurrences are not only related, but that they stretch both laterally and vertically. This led the technical team at Golden Predator to develop a conceptual Orogenic Gold Deposit Model that highlights the district scale potential at the 3 Aces Project.

District Scale Potential

At 3 Aces, the exploration has been focused on the Central Core Area. This area is 13.5km2 and contains a broad gold-in-soil anomaly where more than 25 gold-bearing quartz veins have been discovered to date.

The Central Core Area only represents 3.8% of the 357km2 3 Aces Project which spans approximately ~ 35 km north to south. The technical team believes that the systematic pattern that occurs in the Central Core Area could potentially occur throughout much of the property.  To further support this, in 2017 the Company completed a district-wide soil sampling program of nearly 10,000 soil samples covering 103 sq. km. of favourable structure and stratigraphy across the entire property and acquired 3 new land packages on trend that feature soil data with similar rock units and style of gold mineralization (Hy-Jay, Reef and Sprogge Properties).

Orogenic Gold Deposit 

Gold mineralization at 3 Aces is orogenic in nature. Orogenic deposits are formed during the mountain building process and through the collision of continental plates. Orogenic deposits account for some of the largest gold deposits around the world, such as the California Mother Lode Belt and the Juneau Gold Belt.

The collision of continental plates push rocks deep within the Earth’s crust where they are subjected to high temperatures and high pressures. This environment causes physical and chemical changes (metamorphism) to the rocks and liberates the gold bearing, and other trace element-enriched, fluids. These gold bearing fluids then migrate upwards, working their way into cracks, faults and shears. This leads to the deposition of quartz and gold in the form of veins. Open spaces (dilation) combined with low-pressures, create a favorable environment conducive to the formation of these gold-bearing quartz veins.

Gold Deposition at the 3 Aces Project, Yukon

Three styles of gold deposition have been identified while exploring the Central Core Area.  

1. Bedding-parallel quartz veins along shear zones, featuring low angle faults.

These veins are found among Proterozoic meta-sedimentary rocks including sandstone and phyllite. Compressional tectonics acting on these types of rocks cause movement along the original bedding planes. The movement causes major shear zones and facilitates the formation of open spaces which are enhanced because different rock types are in contact with one another (sandstone and phyllite). We have observed indicators that identify at least three major parallel shear zones stacked 200 or 300 metres above one another featuring low angle faults. There are multiple quartz veins which occur in or near these shear zones, that span up to 7 metres wide with grades anywhere from 1 g/t, to more than 10 g/t of gold.

Conceptual Model Graphic

2. Quartz veins occurring at high angle orientations with conjugate geometries.

These veins were formed between the bedding-parallel shear zones as tensional (pulled apart) stress release faults and fractures. Stress release faults and fractures tend to be found at predictable orientations (north-east, west-northwest and east-west). These veins range up to 10 metres thick and host grades ranging from 15 g/t, to more than 30 g/t of gold.

3. Stockwork veins developed in brittle sandstone or conglomerates.

This style is typical of a lower grade deposit and could potentially be a bulk minable target. At 3 Aces, it has been noted in several drill holes.

Following high-grade, high angled veins to their intersection with bedding-parallel veins is a prime target which, if confirmed by additional drilling, could identify zones of concentrated gold mineralization (shoots).

The 3 Aces Project: An Evolving Orogenic Gold Deposit Model Summary

Additional drilling and sampling work is required to confirm the extent and grade of mineralization at the 3 Aces Project. The goal is to find additional veins, confirm the extent of the high angle veins already identified, and establish the importance of the stockwork mineralization.

The technical team at Golden Predator is committed to testing and refining the conceptual Orogenic Gold Deposit Model that features a structurally and lithologically controlled, orogenic type gold-bearing quartz veining, occurring in repeating or stacked zones of mineralization.

Glossary

Disclaimer

Geology

The 3 Aces Property is in the Selwyn Basin; a lenticular belt of sedimentary rocks that extends across the Yukon. The property is underlain by interbedded clastic and carbonate sedimentary rocks of the Hyland Group, the basal unit of the Selwyn Basin. Polyphase fold and fault systems overprint the stratigraphy, structurally preparing the rocks with pathways for the mineralizing fluids. Gold with minor pyrite and arsenopyrite are in late, brittle faults formed within an extensional zone between two regional dextral faults.

Mineralized hydrothermal fluids migrated through these faults during late phases of brittle faulting. Gold on the property is associated with extensive argillic, iron carbonate, and limonitic alteration zones that broadly overprint the stratigraphy and early structural fabrics.

The current exploration strategy on the 3 Aces Property is based on the metallogenic models developed for orogenic gold deposits.  The primary characteristics of the 3 Aces Property that make the orogenic gold model an appropriate analogy for the property are: (1) mid- to upper-crustal level crack-seal style quartz veins, (2) high competency contrast between lithologies, (3) crustal-scale regional faults that provide pathways for deeply sourced fluids, and (4) a prolonged polyphase deformation history.

Mineralization

The 3 Aces Project is host to high grade quartz veins, some with visible gold.  Surface exploration since August, 2016 has been highly successful with the discovery of over 25 new quartz veins. Prior to 2016, exploration had focused primarily on just the Ace of Spades and Ace of Hearts zone.

The first high-grade showing explored within the project is the Ace of Hearts vein, where several +1,000 g/t specimens, were taken from the outcrop. Between 2010 and 2012 this vein has been drilled along strike for 275 meters and 275 meters downdip. Additionally, the Aces of Spades vein was drill tested in 2016 where 30 of 31 holes intersected significant gold mineralization including hole 3A16-RC-015 that intersected 11.4m of 31.89 g/t Au.

Systematic geologic mapping and trenching have shown that veins of certain orientations in specific stratigraphic packages yield the most encouraging assays and have been prioritized for drilling.  Further property-wide exploration will focus on these unique factors as guides to additional mineralization.

Initial results from new veins discovered as part of this program included the Jack of Spades, which returned some of the highest gold grades to date including 186.5 g/t Au, 94.7 g/t Au and 64.3 g/t Au. The Clubs area is located approximately 2 to 2.5 km northwest of the Jack of Spades vein, also produced a new discovery, the Queen of Clubs vein, which contains visible gold and assayed 12.9 g/t gold over a 1.0 metre channel sample and 111 g/t gold over a 20 cm channel sample.

A large-scale soil sampling program has identified areas outside of the 13.5 km2 core area that have potential to host multiple new vein discoveries. 

The initial focus of the 2018 exploration program will be to drill wide-spaced diamond core holes into the major shear zones and folds associated with the postulated anticline.  This work will begin in the Central Core Area and move along strike and down dip following already identified gold-bearing structures such as the upper and lower shear zones in the Hearts-Clubs corridor.  Similar core drilling will also begin in the adjacent Sprogge area some 6 to 8 km to the southeast where work by previous operators has contributed further evidence supporting Golden Predator’s geological model. 

The program will be designed to establish the extent of the mineralization in the Central Core Area, delineate the mineralization at Sprogge and ultimately, attempt to connect the two areas of mineralization.

  SIGNIFICANT DRILL RESULTS - Ace of Hearts

Hole ID* Sample Type1 From (m) To (m) Drilled Width (m) True Width (m)2 Au g/t3
3A16-045 RC 105.16 105.92 0.76 0.68 31.5
and RC 109.73 121.16 11.43 10.28 1.20
including RC 109.73 114.30 4.57 4.11 1.95
and RC 124.21 125.73 1.52 1.37 4.18
3A16-048 RC 81.53 84.58 3.05 2.76 2.50
including RC 83.82 84.58 0.76 0.69 7.39
and RC 87.63 92.20 4.57 4.14 3.02
including RC 89.15 89.92 0.77 0.70 11.95
and RC 96.01 104.39 8.38 7.59 6.39
including RC 96.01 96.77 0.76 0.69 12.55
including RC 99.82 102.87 3.05 2.76 12.79
and RC 108.20 108.97 0.77 0.70 3.34
3A16-049 RC 100.58 106.68 6.10 4.11 2.26
and RC 111.25 115.06 3.81 2.57 3.14
and RC 118.87 121.92 3.05 2.06 4.87
including RC 119.63 121.16 1.53 1.03 8.82
and RC 131.06 134.11 3.05 2.06 1.34
3A16-050 RC 80.01 89.92 9.91 8.87 1.48
3A16-051 RC 78.49 79.25 0.76 0.69 5.21
and RC 82.30 96.77 14.47 13.11 0.60
3A16-052 DD 46.85 47.24 0.39 0.35 5.09
3A16-053 RC 56.39 62.48 6.09 5.45 2.61
and RC 56.39 57.15 0.76 0.68 15.55
3A16-054 RC 38.86 58.67 19.81 17.26 4.76
including RC 38.86 40.39 1.53 1.33 5.12
including RC 48.01 51.82 3.81 3.32 6.00
including RC 54.10 57.91 3.81 3.32 14.98
including RC 54.86 57.15 2.29 1.99 23.28
3A16-055 RC 51.05 60.20 9.15 7.43 9.37
including RC 55.63 59.44 3.81 3.09 20.76
including RC 55.63 57.15 1.52 1.23 41.60
including RC 58.67 59.44 0.77 0.63 17.40
3A16-082 DD 42.67 60.96 18.29 13.07 16.75
including DD 55.27 60.00 4.73 3.38 61.74
including DD 55.27 56.03 0.76 0.54 315.00
3A16-083 DD 54.86 59.44 4.58 2.55 15.82
including DD 56.39 57.91 1.52 0.85 39.60
and DD 68.58 70.60 2.02 1.12 11.45
including DD 68.58 69.38 0.80 0.45 26.90
and DD 72.62 76.20 3.58 1.99 3.23
3A16-084 DD 103.98 115.82 11.84 6.59 1.72
3A16-085 RC 86.87 96.01 9.14 7.18 8.65
including RC 91.44 93.73 2.29 1.80 30.83
and RC 122.68 127.25 4.57 3.59 0.86
and RC 130.30 131.83 1.53 1.20 4.21
and RC 137.16 139.45 2.29 1.80 0.87
and RC 150.11 156.97 6.86 5.39 1.39
*Hearts area holes 3A16-046 and 3A16-047 (not completed) returned no significant results.
1Sample Type DD is for whole 85mm (PQ) core and RC for whole 5.5" (139.7mm) reverse circulation cuttings.
2True Width intervals are estimates of actual mineralized zone thickness as presently understood, and subject to change as the geologic model evolves.
3Reported Au assay grade sourced from ALS using Au-SCR24 method

 


SIGNIFICANT DRILL RESULTS - Clubs Prospect

 


Hole ID*
Sample Type1 From (m) To (m) Drilled Width (m) True Width (m)2 Au g/t3
3A16-074 RC 51.82 54.10 2.28 2.19 1.29
and RC 61.72 64.77 3.05 2.93 1.77
including RC 63.25 64.01 0.76 0.73 3.31
3A16-079 RC 67.06 67.82 0.76 0.56 3.19
3A16-080 RC 65.53 66.29 0.76 0.61 6.23
*Clubs area holes 3A16-072, 3A16-073, 3A16-075 to 3A16-078, and 3A16-081 returned no significant results.
1Sample Type DD is for whole 85mm (PQ) core and RC for whole 5.5" (139.7mm) reverse circulation cuttings.
2True Width intervals are estimates of actual mineralized zone thickness as presently understood, and subject to change as the geologic model evolves.
3Reported Au assay grade sourced from ALS using Au-SCR24 method

Metallurgical Testing

The 776 metric tonne bulk sample program yielded 29.654 kg (953.4 troy ounces) of fine gold. The average calculated grade of the bulk sample was 46.18 grams per tonne (g/t).

The bulk sample was processed solely by the Company using conventional gravity recovery methods (crushing, grinding, sluicing and shaker tables) and has provided valuable technical information, and effectively demonstrates that gravity processing is sufficient to obtain high gold recoveries without the use of chemicals or elaborate equipment.

Three gravity concentrates were collected. The #1 concentrate was very high grade and was directly smelted into gold doré bars, which were processed into 99.99% fine gold by Technic Inc. in Richmond, British Columbia and Asahi Refinery in St. Catharines, Ontario. The #2 and #3 sulfide concentrates were combined and shipped to Sipi Metals Corporation in Chicago, Illinois for smelting and refining.

Assuming an average gold content of 8 g/t in the tails, the resulting recovery rate is 83% from a simple gravity recovery circuit.  Additional testing by Met-Solve Laboratories Inc. has indicated that up to 75% of the remaining gold in the tailings can be recovered with additional gravity processing using an inexpensive Falcon concentrator. Total gravity recoverable gold is expected to be approximately 95%.

Location map and pictures of the bulk sample location at 3 Aces, Yukon can be viewed at:
http://www.goldenpredator.com/_resources/news/nr_bulk_sample.pdf

Maps

3 Aces Property Maps

Geology & Soil Anomalies January 22, 2018
Geology & Soil Anomalies Sprogge Focus January 22, 2018
3 Aces – Central Core Area Drilling January, 2018
3 Aces – Regional Soil Anomalies January, 2018
3 Aces – Central Core Area Drilling December 14, 2017
3 Aces – Property Overview, with Sprogge Property November 28, 2017
3 Aces – Property Overview October 25, 2017
3 Aces – Property Overview, Soil Anomalies and
2017 Soil Sample Locations (Samples Taken)
September 12, 2017
3 Aces – Property Overview, Soil Anomalies and
2017 Soil Sample Locations (Results Received)
September 12, 2017
3 Aces – Central Core Area 2016 Roads September 11, 2017
3 Aces – Central Core Area 2017 Roads September 11, 2017
Yukon, Canada – Regional Overview May 10, 2017
Yukon, Canada – Regional Overview with Brewery Creek January 13, 2017

 

The Spades Zone

Spades Zone – 2017 Drilling December 14, 2017
Spades Zone – Conceptual Cross Section December 14, 2017
Spades Zone – 7 of Spades Zone December 14, 2017
Spades Zone – Queen of Spades Zone December 14, 2017
Spades Zone – 9 of Spades Zone December 14, 2017
Spades Zone – Bent Section December 14, 2017
Spades Zone – Bulk Sample Results December 7, 2017
Spades Zone – Bulk Sample Dimensions December 7, 2017
Spades Zone – Bulk Sample Location December 7, 2017
Spades Zone – Bulk Sample Location with Hearts-Clubs Structural Corridors December 7, 2017
Spades Zone – 2017 Cross Section A-A August 8, 2017
Spades Zone – 2017 Drilling (A-J) August 8, 2017
Spades Zone (Ace Insert) – 2017 Drilling May 26, 2017
7 of Spades Zone – 2017 Drilling May 26, 2017
Spades Zone – 2016 Cross Section A-A May 26, 2017
Spades Zone – 2016 Cross Section B-B May 26, 2017
Spades Zone – 2016 Cross Section C-C May 26, 2017
Spades Zone – 2016 Drilling January 15, 2017

 

The Hearts Zone

Hearts/Clubs Corridor February, 2018
Hearts/Clubs Zones – Structural Overview 2017 Corridor Drilling January 10, 2018
Hearts/Clubs Zones – 2017 Corridor Drilling January 10, 2018
Q & K Hearts Zone – 2017 Drilling January 10, 2018
Hearts/Clubs Zones – Structural Corridor October 31, 2017
Hearts/Clubs Zones – Drilling October 31, 2017
Hearts Zone – King of Hearts October 25, 2017
Hearts Zone – King and Ace of Hearts September 12, 2017
Hearts Zone – 2016 Drilling March 14, 2017
Hearts Zone – 2016 Cross Section A-A  
Hearts Zone – 2016 Cross Section B-B  
Hearts Zone – 2016 Cross Section C-C  

 

The Clubs Zone

10 & J Clubs Zone – 2017 Drilling January 10, 2018
Clubs Zone – 2016 Drilling February 14, 2017
Queen of Clubs Zone – 2016 Drilling February 14, 2017
9 of Clubs Zone – 2016 Drilling February 14, 2017
Queen of Clubs Zone – 2016 Cross Section A-A  
Queen of Clubs Zone – 2016 Cross Section B-B  
Clubs Zone – 2016 Interim Sample Results Rock and Chip & panel November 2, 2016

 

The Diamonds Zone

Diamonds Zone – 2017 Drilling January 10, 2018

 

Sprogge

The Sprogge Project February 2, 2018

 

References

  1. NI 43-101 Technical Report on Preliminary Economic Assessment for the Brewery Creek Property, Yukon Territory, Canada, Tetra-Tech EBA dated November 19, 2014 (filed on SEDAR)
  2. Golden Predator News Release October 12, 2010
  3. Golden Predator News Release dated October 8, 2012
  4. Golden Predator News Release dated June 20, 2016
  5. Golden Predator News Release dated October 5, 2016
  6. Golden Predator News Release dated December 2, 2014
  7. Golden Predator News Release dated August 18, 2016
  8. Golden Predator News Release dated January 25, 2016
  9. Golden Predator News Release dated October 31, 2016
  10. Golden Predator News Release dated November 2, 2016
  11. Golden Predator News Release dated January 19, 2017
  12. Golden Predator News Release dated March 16, 2017
  13. Golden Predator News Release dated May 30th, 2017
  14. Golden Predator News Release dated July 10th, 2017
  15. Golden Predator News Release dated August 9, 2017
  16. Golden Predator News Release dated September 12, 2017
  17. Golden Predator News Release dated September 14, 2017
  18. Golden Predator News Release dated October 25, 2017
  19. Golden Predator News Release dated December 7, 2017
  20. Golden Predator News Release dated December 14, 2017
  21. Golden Predator News Release dated January 10, 2018

The technical content of this website has been reviewed and approved by Mark C. Shutty, CPG, a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and an employee of the Company.

Glossary

Compressional Tectonism: Tectonism or tectonics describes the movements and evolution of the earth’s crust which is divided into tectonic plates over time. Compressional tectonics are when plates converge or collide with one another creating compressional forces.

Conjugate geometries: When compressional forces act on rocks conjugate geometries describes the mathematical pattern of faults, fractures or breaks that can occur in the rocks.  It is a predictable pattern and replicates itself throughout the area of compressional force. Coupled, predictable patterns of rock deformation, typically fractures or faults, commonly associated with compressional forces.

Country Rocks: Country rocks are the unmineralized rocks that occur in association with mineral deposits.

g/t: grams/tonne is grams per metric tonne and is equal to ppm (parts per million).

Lithology: The type of rocks, defined by mineral composition and texture.

Metamorphism: The process of altering the chemical or mineralogical composition of a rock by pressure and temperature in the earth's interior.

Outcropping Occurrences: Any place where bedrock is visible on the surface of the Earth.

Phyllite: A metamorphic rock, intermediate in grade between slate and mica schist.  The mineral grains are typically flat and shiny.

Proterozoic: The geologic eon between the Archean and Phanerozoic eons, beginning about 2.5 billion years ago and ending 542 million years ago.

Sandstone: Sedimentary rock composed of small grains of mainly quartz and feldspar bound together by silica, carbonate, or clay minerals.

Shear Zones: A tabular zone of rock that has been crushed and brecciated by many parallel fractures due to shear strain. Such an area is often mineralized by ore-forming solutions.

Shoot: A body of ore, usually of elongated form, extending downward or upward in a vein. Also known as an ore shoot.