Larger District Opportunity
The potential of the larger district is supported by the presence at least nine (9) other prospect areas of alteration and mineralization. The prospects are distributed over an approximate 12-kilometer strike length, most of which are early-stage raw prospects with little or no prior drilling. Best known is the Difficult Creek prospect located 4.5 kilometers northeast of the Johnson Tract deposit.
Difficult Creek (DC) Prospect
The DC Prospect is characterized by a series of large gossan alteration zones similar in style to the JT Deposit, 4.5 km to the southwest. The prospect area is divided into four main zones: (i) Upper Difficult Creek (UDC); (ii) Middle Difficult Creek (MDC); (iii) Lower Difficult Creek (LDC); and iv) East Difficult Creek (EDC) that extend over a 2 km x 3 km area. Between 1983 and 1984, a total of 1,344 meters of drilling was completed at Difficult Creek which successfully intersected significant gold-silver-copper-zinc-lead mineralization at shallow depth.
Work by HighGold has included re-sampling of historic core, and a limited prospecting and surface sampling program that resulted in discovery of a new vein zone.
Drill core re-sampling
- 4.6 meters at 9.33 g/t Au, 4.5% Zn and 0.5% Cu from re-sampling drill hole DC83-002, within 36.5 meters grading 3.04 g/t Au, 1.9% Zn and 0.2% Cu
Middle DC surface rock-chip sampling
- 1.5 m chip channel sample grading 22.1 g/t Au, 178 g/t Ag, 1,1% Cu and 20% Pb
- 1.5 m chip channel sample grading 23.3 g/t Au, 74 g/t Ag, 0.2% Cu, 0.4% Zn and 5.9% Pb
- 4.0 m chip channel sample grading 5.3 g/t Au and 61 g/t Ag
- Grab sample* grading 50.1 g/t Au, 97 g/t Ag, 5.2% Cu, 6.0% Zn and 20% Pb
New Vein Zone Discovery
- Grab sample grading 2.58 g/t Au and 102 g/t Ag
- Grab sample grading 1.34 g/t Au and 178 g/t Ag
- Grab sample grading 0.97 g/t Au and 221 g/t Ag
*Note - grab samples are selected samples and are not necessarily representative of the mineralization hosted on the property.