Atlin Gold Project Summary
The wholly owned 979 square kilometres Atlin Gold Project covers favourable geology near Atlin, BC. The property is road-accessible from Atlin, BC.
Brixton’s land package offers large target areas for exploration in search of Barkerville-style or California-style mother-lode gold deposits. Results from samples taken by Brixton at its LD showing in 2017 returned a high of 9.4 opt Au (293 g/t Au). Historical drilling on the Yellowjacket zone returned up to 5.57m of 509.96 g/t Au or 16.39 oz/t Au.
In 1988, Homestake Mineral Development Company (“Homestake”) outlined the Yellowjacket gold zone by drilling 58 diamond drill holes of which gold was intercepted to 140m depth. Homestake delineated a historical non-compliant resource estimate of 453,500 tonnes grading 10.26 g/t gold (British Columbia Department of Mines Open File 2000-2 page 41). These are historical figures and do not comply with the CIM reporting standards National Instrument 43-101 for mineral resources or reserves and should not be relied upon. While Brixton considers these historical estimates to be relevant to investors as it may indicate the presence of mineralization, a QP for Brixton has not done sufficient work to classify the historical estimates and Brixton is not treating these historical estimates as a current mineral resource.
Map of Atlin Gold Camp – A District Scale Gold Anomaly (click to enlarge):
For details about the Atlin Gold Project, please view the following presentation:
Several of the creeks crossing Brixton’s claims have seen historic placer production up to 44,109 oz Au on McKee Creek BC MEMPR Paper 1984-2. The most extensive hard rock exploration work to date on Brixton’s claims has been on the LD property, and includes soil sampling, geophysical surveys, trenching, chip sampling and bulk sampling. Highlights from the work on the LD property includes 330 g/t Au (bulk sample), 1615 g/t Au (rock sample) and 3m of 9.39 g/t Au (drill core). Soil sampling has been an effective exploration tool on the LD claims.
Brixton’s extensive land position covers both Surprise Lake batholith and favourable sedimentary rocks of the Cache Creek terrane. The Company’s plan is to conduct regional exploration work to generate drill targets within this early stage district scale gold play.
Brixton Metals – Mineral Claims Map:
A link to the full BCGS report can be found at the following address:
The Atlin gold camp is the second largest gold producer in British Columbia on record (Ash, 2001) with a reported placer gold production of over 600,000 ounces gold between 1898 and 1946 from creeks in the area. The Atlin gold camp (Spruce Creek) holds the provincial record for the largest nugget, weighing 2.6 kilograms (85 ounces – BCGS Paper 2017-1, p.179-193).
Historically, the primary exploration targets for lode gold have been quartz-carbonate-mariposite-altered (“listwanite”) ultramafic and mafic bedrocks. Quartz +/- carbonate gold-bearing veins and vein networks are structurally controlled and concentrated along shear zones, faults and deformed lithological contacts. British Columbia Geological Survey (BCGS) has recently released a paper (BCGS Paper 2017-1, p.179-193) in which the Government geologists recognize that at least some of the placer gold may be related to the Surprise Lake batholith. While over 600,000 ounces of gold was reportedly recovered from placer mining very limited exploration has been conducted in locating the hard rock source of the Atlin gold.